An A-Maya-zing Taste of Heritage

Photos and captions by Noah Sheidlower By Noah Sheidlower Approximately one year ago, a small family of Guatemalan descent gazed upon a small barren space on Northern Boulevard. The family, having looked at multiple locations, purchased the uninviting space situated next to a small, successful Italian restaurant. With their ancestry in mind, the Quintanilla family[…]

Taking A New Look At Classic Books

By Caroline Hong Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen No classics recommendation is complete without some Jane Austen.Is she over-recommended?  Uh, no, because she is just that good.  Even though she wrote her stuff a handful of decades before Dickens, her prose is markedly easier to read.  So if you think you don’t have the[…]

Catching Fire: Burning Hot in the Box Office

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Alex Lim Katniss Everdeen, “The Girl on Fire”, returns to the big screen in Catching Fire, the sequel to the box office hit The Hunger Games. The movie, which hit theaters on Nov. 22, was the fourth highest grossing movie of all time during its opening weekend. After winning the 74th annual[…]

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451

By Maxwell Nettler Fahrenheit 451 is a riveting science fiction novel that depicts the way people can be alienated through technology. Although it was published over 50 years ago, many of its themes hold true today. In fact, these messages may even be more relevant now than they were at the time of its publication[…]

Book Review: Secrets Come to Life With An Unexpected Twist

By Celina Sun A combination of fiction, horror, and romance, Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is a Gothic romance that will keep readers on their toes. With a unique plot that serves as a refreshing break from the vampires and werewolves that dominate today’s young adult fantasy novels, Unspoken keeps readers guessing about what supernatural[…]

Saving Francesca Book Review

WEB EXCLUSIVE By: Joohee Park You might have read or heard of John Green’s debut novel, Looking for Alaska. However, Looking for Alibrandi, by Melina Marchetta, although similar in name and in genre, is hard to find here in America, even at a local Barnes & Noble. However, in Australia Marchetta is considered a literary genius of young[…]

From Myth to Masterpiece

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Brooke Ferber Arguably, Edith Hamilton’s anthology of Mythology is an extraordinary, enticing literary work. Inclusive of some of the period’s most well respected poets, this ultimate anthology entrances its readers with the Pagan gods, particularly because their emotional similarities to humans differ only by their possession of extraordinary powers. While devouring every[…]

Broadcast Journalism: The Truth Behind the Camera

Review of Dispatches from the Edge By Rena Slavin   Anderson Cooper – one of the most recognizable faces on TV – opens up about his personal and professional life in his 2006 memoir, Dispatches from the Edge. Cooper recounts his ascent in the field of televised news by artfully intertwining these two aspects within[…]

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones—a Book to Movie Adaption That Has Got it Right

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Celina Sun The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer may have caught your attention for several reasons. It may have been the title’s reference to Julius Caesar,  its eye-catching cast, or the actors’ British accents. Or maybe it was because you’ve been waiting for the movie to come out for at least[…]

Skyfall has Audience Falling for Villain

By Radhika Viswanathan Created in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first James Bond film, the movie Skyfall was definitely memorable. Director Sam Mendes succeeds in perpetuating the audience’s memories of Bond with references to previous movies, including Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5, Miss Moneypenny, and many of Bond’s famous catch phrases. Though I was[…]