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The Need To Read: South America

By Noah Shieldlower Argentina: Argentinian literature oftentimes connects characters to ongoing conflicts like the Dirty War in the 1970s or to geography, especially the Gaucho culture of the Pampas region or the vastness of Patagonia. The most famous author from Argentina, Jorge Luis Borges, reflected

The Need To Read: Africa

By Noah Sheidlower As technology becomes more integrated into society, people across the globe hear about each others’ culture and news stories; if a leader resigns or a massacre takes place, the news covers it, and we hear about it within an hour or two.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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Humor and Heartbreak: Chasnoff Writes a Masterpiece

By Andrew Greener With touches of humor and heartbreak, The 188th Crybaby Brigade is a wonderfully written memoir by author Joel Chasnoff. Detailing his year serving in the Israeli army, Chasnoff explores what it is like for a foreigner to serve in the tight brotherhood