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Racial slurs have no place in a learning enviornment

Survey of 103 students from Oct. 14 to Oct. 28, 2019.

Eli Tapia

November 15, 2019

From “The Crucible” to “The Catcher in the Rye,”  the public school high school curriculum includes a number of books written decades ago. Because of this, the language chosen by their authors can reflect past discrimination towards certain groups of people. However, even if a book uses that type o...

Literary translators strive to preserve authenticity while expressing creativity

Irregularities between Spanish and English vocabulary made

Liam Umbs

September 13, 2019

“ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ” Though this phrase may appear to be nonsense, it is actually written in Ancient Greek. If you were to ask ten people who understand Ancient Greek what that line is, they would all tell you that it i...

Graphic novels qualify as literature

Survey of 163 students from May 15 to May 22, 2018.

Isabella Antoon

June 15, 2018

Whether telling one continuous story from the first page to the last, or a series of shorter plots through a series of strips, the variability and eccentricities of graphic novels continue to raise controversy since their creation in the early 1920s. Often in a comic strip format, many critics today pose the quest...

Darcy Darbin: poet and novelist

Elizabeth Klemm

December 23, 2015

Not many 17-year-olds can say they’ve written and published a novel, but senior Darcy Darbin of Middletown definitely can. Darbin released her first novel, “Hopeless,” on March 25, 2015. Darbin, now 18, said she has been writing for the majority of her life. “[In] early elementary sc...

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