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Clarke’s captivating story

Kyle Gagnon, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

Lovers of fantasy and wonderful imagery alike will be delighted to pick up “Piranesi” by Susanna Clarke. This unique story will be a quick read for those who love mysteries set in a faraway place. Susanna...

Is immortality worth it?

Is immortality worth it?

James Mello, Contributor May 3, 2021

“What if death was the only thing left to control?” Death is the one enemy no one can defeat in the end. In Neal Shusterman’s “Scythe,” we see what happens to society if that enemy does in fact...

Murdered for wearing shoes

Murdered for wearing shoes

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

What does it take to survive in a dystopian hellscape where you can be murdered for simply wearing shoes? This question, among others, is posed in Octavia E. Butler’s stellar 1993 novel “Parable of...

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Two for our times

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter September 15, 2020

Violence is as American as apple pie. The country was founded in armed revolution. Attempted extermination of native peoples followed. Slavery preceeded Jim Crow brutality. The United States reached an...

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