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People Like Us: David Byrne’s True Stories

Benjamin Burns, Senior David Byrne’s True Stories could have been a satire very easily. He could have looked down or made jokes about the fictional small town in Texas he built his first and only movie around. But he didn’t. He made an exceptional movie that does more than that. It may be built around […]

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World

Reviewing the British Isles

Ila Bumagin, Junior Have you ever been to Ireland? Scotland? If you haven’t, you should seriously consider it. There’s ocean views, there’s castles, there’s history, there’s sheep and cows – who could ask for more! Oh wait, there’s universities. How could I forget? Over Thanksgiving break, I was lucky enough to go on vacation to […]

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Opinion

If We Were Villains: The Perfect ‘Dark Academia’ Book

Benji Boyd, Sophomore “You can justify anything if you do it poetically enough.” – M.L. Rio What is dark academia? An aesthetic centered around the moody and gothic aspects of academic study, dark academia celebrates literature, history, philosophy, and other studies through their darkest elements. It’s the gargoyles that keep watch over a college library; […]

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Culture
Opinion

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

Benji Boyd, Sophomore For ten years, the Harry Potter franchise had the world in a chokehold. Fans eagerly awaited each new installment until 2007, when Harry’s epic lifelong battle with Voldemort came to an end. Or so we thought. Nearly eleven years after that – enough time for a baby to be born, raised in […]

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The Guise of Magic

Aislin Freedman, Junior What makes a book fantasy? Is it the magical creatures, or the sorcerers and witches with magical powers, or the imaginary world that only exists in ink on paper. I always thought that it was a combination of many factors, all focusing on an element of unexplainable things that happen, yet are […]

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Classics in Literature

John Curtis, Freshman School is where you go to get an education. And there is a variety of school subjects to learn, such as math, history, and science. Then there is English. In elementary school, you learn about sentences and how to make them. Then later you will learn about books, which are one of […]

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Opinion

The Husky

Aislin Freedman, Junior Many people have heard of the Husky, and all their notorious shenanigans and cute howling, but how much do you actually know about the breed? Huskies are sweet and loving dogs, even if they are a bit headstrong at times. A few reasons why you should consider a husky in your next […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Wake Up, it’s Fall

Mona Gelfgatt, Junior Ah, the smell of pumpkin pie coming from the kitchen. The view from your window of the leaves turning red. The apple cider brewing on the stove. The flannels and sweaters creeping their way out of the closet. You know what time it is? It’s fall! Now summer might have its warm […]

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Novos Baianos – Acabou Chorare Album Review

Benny Burns, Senior I am reviewing Acabou Chorare by Novos Baianos. It was released in 1972. There are 10 songs and the album goes for nearly 40 minutes. The album has been rated very positively over the years, with Rolling Stone even naming it the number one Brazilian album in 2007 on their list, “The […]

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The Books of my Summer

Katherine Jenkins, Senior As we advance deeper and deeper into fall, reflecting on the past season is inevitable. While summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading, it can also be chaotic and hard to find the time. My summer was amazing overall, but I did not find the time to read quite […]

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