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Banned books don’t stop teachers or students

A survey of 58 students from May 19 to May 29.

Nicola DeGregorio

June 12, 2020

“Lord of the Flies,” “Of Mice and Men” and “The Great Gatsby” are all important books in the CHS English curriculum, but another thing these titles have in common is that they are all on the American Library Association (ALA)’s banned books list.  The violence, crude humor and even racial is...

‘Every Day’ book vs. movie

'Every Day' book vs. movie

Jacynth Apora

May 4, 2018

If you changed bodies every day, how would you make each day count? The novel and movie “Every Day” focuses on main character A, who wakes up in a different body each day. A makes sure that they never change the course of someone’s life – they try not to alter anything or make decisions th...

Writer’s Club turns ‘Book Nook’ into ‘Dead Poets Library’

Blot photo by Marissa Ho.

Khushi Kadakia

March 2, 2018

This spring semester brings students new classes, new teachers and a new library. Writers’ Club, advised by English teacher Kathryn Diver, will transform the CHS library, known as the “Book Nook,” into “The Dead Poets’ Library.” The library and its existing books and shelves will move f...

America needs public libraries

American libraries have reading materials, audio visual materials, meeting areas and community programs, all free of cost to members of the community.

Caroline Monaghan

April 22, 2017

In the current world of eBooks and the Internet, the thought of a public library seems dated and like a waste of tax dollars. If you’re paying taxes to have a building hold antiquated books and even more obsolete software, this is definitely true. But this is simply not the case. Libraries across America hav...

“Girl Mans Up” breaks LGBTQ+ stereotypes

Photo obtained from Good Reads.

Veronica Yaron

December 22, 2016

I have never wanted to thank my friends for abandoning me in Barnes & Noble more than when I stumbled upon “Girl Mans Up” by M-E Girard. For the first time in years, I picked up a young adult novel that I truly saw as different and not a pre-sold idea that has been rehashed a hundred times before. The...

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

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Izzy Cavazzoni

December 22, 2016

From a young age, my mother instilled in me that as a woman, I can do anything I set my mind to. She also pointed me to who would be my role model for the next four years and counting: Megyn Kelly, someone who personifies feminism, though she may never outwardly say it. As a woman who speaks her mind...

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