By Thalia Lauzon When I sit down to read a book or watch a video, I’m transported somewhere away from the harsh and messy realities of the real world. I’m awed by the different worlds and characters I wouldn’t encounter otherwise. The point is, I don’t want characters to be realistic. Stories as my escape. […]

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By Peter Colaner As I’ve pumped up my movie intake, I’ve realized many of my favorites — “The Shawshank Redemption,” “American Psycho,” “L.A. Confidential” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — evolved from novels. When I found out books lay the foundation for my favorite films, it came as no surprise to see that […]

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By Peter Colaner #1: The Shawshank Redemption In my opinion, not only is “The Shawshank Redemption” the most distinguished book adaptation yet, but it is the greatest film in existence.  Like any other film, one crucial feature that makes a book adaptation significant is a filmmaker’s ability to add value without disturbing the book’s original […]

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By Katherine Wright  Some of our favorite childhood books have been taken out of inventory in our ambitious attempts to tackle home-restriction-related boredom. In that battle, I’ve given some thought to possibly reinventing these stories to suit our current state. Here they are: your favorite childhood stories, coronavirus edition. “Are You There God? It’s Me, […]

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By Katherine Wright  During this period of social distancing, I have taken it upon myself to re-read the “Harry Potter” series. My former obsession has been fully rekindled, and I now mention Harry Potter at least seven times daily.  I couldn’t help but wonder how the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would handle the […]

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By Olivia Ritter Recently, my roommate revealed her pride and joy to me: her bullet journal. Week after week, page after page, it’s a beautifully drawn layout of daily notes, tasks and more. My creative gears started turning and I immediately went onto Amazon to order my very own bullet journal.  As it turns out, […]

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If you are like me, you are counting down the days until the end of the semester so you can have a month of bliss with no assignments and no deadlines. While nothing is better than feeling like you can watch Netflix with no guilt, reading over break is the perfect way to keep your […]

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In this globalized and technological world, where smartphones do all the hard research and work if you ask nicely, we cannot deny how easy and useful is to make every aspect of our lives digitized. Google and other websites become lifelines when writing a paper, studying and reading the news. But can we feel the […]

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There are a few reasons why I started to read “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”: Malala Yousafzai is 20 years old now, and it’s pretty cool that I’m reading about the story and accomplishments of someone who’s the same age as me. She was […]

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