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A New Perspective on Autism to Enlighten Your Summer: A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

A New Perspective on Autism to Enlighten Your Summer: A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Ashley Kim, Writer
July 17, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Christopher Boone of Swindon, England is not your average fifteen year old. He hates the colors yellow and brown. He cannot lie. He takes everything literally - even simple idioms and metaphors. He knows all of the countries of the world and their capitals and all the prime numbers up to 7507. He is ...

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz – “Shockingly Familiar and Foreign All at the Same Time”

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz – “Shockingly Familiar and Foreign All at the Same Time”

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
July 10, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz  takes us through young Yunior’s struggles with heartbreak, family, and infidelity in his novel, This is How You Lose Her. Yunior, who came to live in the United States from Santo Domingo as a young child, has a distinct voice rich with wit, anger, and grief. The nove...

Newbery Award Winner A Wrinkle in Time an Interesting Summer Fantasy Read

Newbery Award Winner A Wrinkle in Time an Interesting Summer Fantasy Read

Ashley Kim, Writer
July 3, 2015
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A Wrinkle in Time is a medley of everything: a fascinating science fiction story of when life gets too routine, a summer game changer that will get your mind thinking, a collection of good quotes from Shakespeare and the Bible, a Harry Potter-esque battle between good and evil, and most importantly--th...

5 Fun Ways to Get Fit this Summer

5 Fun Ways to Get Fit this Summer

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
June 29, 2015
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1. Find activities that you can do with friends. Find group activities that you think you would enjoy: hiking, laser tag, rock climbing, beach volleyball, paintball, surfing--anything that involves muscles and gets your heart rate up. Bring a few friends along and it’ll be guaranteed to be a fun time. 2. Explore a new city. Pick a new city ...

The Joy Luck Club: A novel that makes your heart sing and cry all in one read.

The Joy Luck Club: A novel that makes your heart sing and cry all in one read.

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
June 26, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Amy Tan weaves four stories of four mother-daughter relationships in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. The Joy Luck Club centers around women who have immigrated from China to San Francisco, and now struggle with crossing the cultural border with their American-born daughters. The Joy Luck Club is bit...

Bombs Away! Sheppard’s American Debut

Bombs Away! Sheppard’s American Debut

Michelle Yun, Writer
June 9, 2015
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Turning on the radio is a popular way to listen to music and discover new favorites. One song in particular made listeners search up its lyrics, the artist, and everything else about it, more often than almost any other tune on the radio. Sheppard’s new hit single “Geronimo”, written by band members...

8 Albums You Need to Check Out

8 Albums You Need to Check Out

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
June 5, 2015
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1. The Wombats, Glitterbug (release date: April 13th, 2015) English indie rock band The Wombats released their third full album, which features instant hits such as “Greek Tragedy” and “Your Body Is A Weapon.” Full of upbeat tempo songs, crisp drum rhythms, and skillful basslines, this album is ...

‘Tomorrowland’ instills hope for the future

‘Tomorrowland’ instills hope for the future

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
June 5, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Disney’s Tomorrowland features an optimistic, brilliant scientist and high school student named Casey Newton (Britt Robinson), who stumbles upon a pin that transports her to a place called Tomorrowland, where the world’s most talented artists, scientists, and mathematicians are recruited across time i...

Looking For Alaska Questions How One Person Can Impact Our Lives

Looking For Alaska Questions How One Person Can Impact Our Lives

Ashley Kim, Writer
April 21, 2015
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“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” These last words of French poet Francois Rabelais is what main character and narrator Miles Halter is thinking of as he leaves Florida for Culver Creek Boarding School for the very first time. And he does find an adventure--with his roommate Chip Martin, aka “The ...

Cinderella – a revamped classic stuns on the big screen

Cinderella – a revamped classic stuns on the big screen

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

I walked into the theater a little apprehensively. Movie adaptions of the beloved Brothers Grimm’s tale—“Cinderella”—have been done time and time again. From the Disney animated classic to Selena Gomez’s Another Cinderella Story, the characters of Cinderella are reprised again and again. The evil stepmothe...