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Letter of Recommendation: Foreign Convenience Stores

Letter of Recommendation: Foreign Convenience Stores

Liam H. Flake

February 26, 2018


Filed under 2018, Columns, Letter of Recommendation

I never thought I’d stop at so many Thai 7/11’s. While spending winter break riding across Thailand, I stopped at more gas stations for restroom breaks than I could count. And, much like in America, each one was nearly identical. There was always a bathroom, a Café Amazon (which seems to be t...

B-List Delights: Not so heavenly Heathers

B-List Delights: Not so heavenly Heathers

Macy Fowler

February 21, 2018


Filed under 2018, B-List Delights, Columns

Heathers (1989), written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehman, is considered a classic by some, while unknown to others. It isn’t entirely the slasher film that is showcased in B-List, nor is it quite the indie film, but it does bring a comedic hint to the dark, crime fiction genre. Starring W...

Diversify Yourself: Young Adult fantasy just keeps getting better

Diversify Yourself: Young Adult fantasy just keeps getting better

Isabella Mahal

February 16, 2018


Filed under 2018, Books, Columns, Diversify Yourself, Features

Photo Credit: Isabella Mahal Cassandra Clare’s debut novel was released in 2007. Entitled The City of Bones, it featured a new world, one in which Shadowhunters protect the human race from the demons that wish to take control of Earth. As a reader who only ever enjoyed the fantasy found in Harry Potter,...

Back to the Classics: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings

Back to the Classics: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings

Sasha Chappell

February 15, 2018


Filed under 2018, Back to the Classics

When you think of Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture and The Nutcracker Ballet are the two pieces that first come to mind. However, he has written less known and debatably more interesting works. One of these works is his Serenade for Strings, Op. 48. The piece was written in the autu...

Letter of Recommendation: Loveland Valentine Re-mailing Program

Letter of Recommendation: Loveland Valentine Re-mailing Program

Liam H. Flake

February 13, 2018


Filed under 2018, Columns, Letter of Recommendation

On a rainy day in early October, I met a friend at the Loveland Sculpture Garden. The park was filled with exquisite sculptures-but the rain was pouring, and we found ourselves instead at the Loveland History Museum. Therein was everything one would expect: an exhibit on Loveland’s beet farming, a reconstructi...

Back to the Classics: The Elgar Cello Concerto

Back to the Classics: The Elgar Cello Concerto

Sasha Chappell

February 12, 2018


Filed under 2018, Back to the Classics, Music

The cello was not considered a common solo instrument until several composers realized the potential it had and wrote popular concertos for the instrument. This led to many other composers writing some of the best works of music ever written. One of these works is Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Op. 85. ...

Diversify Yourself: What I’ve learned from Young Adult literature

Diversify Yourself: What I’ve learned from Young Adult literature

Serena Bettis

February 6, 2018


Filed under 2018, Columns, Diversify Yourself

A common occurrence readers of all ages experience at some point in their reading journeys is judgement for their preferred genre. Ever since eighth grade, I have read Young Adult (YA) books more than anything else. As someone involved heavily in the world of advanced classes, I feel that YA often gets a b...

The Playlist: Bring Back the Shock Jock

The Playlist: Bring Back the Shock Jock

Jaclyn Ambrose

February 2, 2018


Filed under 2018, Opinion, The Playlist

When I say the term “Shock Jock”, Howard Stern, the king of media, probably comes to mind. However, that is not what I’m going for. What I mean by Shock Jock is a radio host who does so much more than play music. They are the ones who talk about life and the ones who conduct interviews with the...

Bored and Hungry: When all else fails

Bored and Hungry: When all else fails

Anna Henning

February 2, 2018


Filed under 2018, Bored & Hungry, Columns

Life’s business feels never-ending, and it can get stressful and overwhelming. On the other side of things, sometimes things fall apart, and the tough job of picking up the pieces begins. Not everything goes as planned. I have heard many stories of events or seasons ending, and leaving the participa...

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Serena Bettis

January 29, 2018


Filed under 2018, Books, Columns, Diversify Yourself

Though it would be false to say I rarely read books that have profound meaning to me (I read often and am picky about what I read), I have never read a book that so accurately describes a major part of my life as Turtles All the Way Down by John Green does. John Green’s most recent novel since the award-winni...

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Isabella Mahal

January 29, 2018


Filed under 2018, Books, Columns, Diversify Yourself

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten is one of a multitude of mental health related books that have begun to appear on young adult library shelves. The main character, Adam Ross, struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His five-year-old stepbrother, Sweetie, exhibits many of the same...

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