‘OMG, The Things I Learned in College’ offends and misrepresents modern college students

As a college student, I see the value in taking advantage of resources and getting involved in order to prepare myself for the “real world.” But after reading “OMG, The Things I Learned in College,” I felt inadequate, ill-represented and, ...

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‘Mr. Either/Or’ is action-packed and worth your time

Reading and understanding poetry can be a challenge for some, but with Aaron Poochigian’s latest work, “Mr. Either/Or,” it can also be very immersive and have you on the edge of your seat. “Mr. Either/Or” is a novel written in ...

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‘The North Wind Knows My Name’ is ‘captivating’

Albert McLeod’s “The North Wind Knows My Name” is a memoir worth reading. McLeod begins with Chapter 1: “Return,” which recounts a 2002 trip McLeod took with his son to his now-vanished hometown of Norgate, Manitoba, Canada. McLeod introduces the ...

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‘Missoula’: A sexual assault story that ‘needs to be read’

In 400 pages, Jon Krakauer investigates the college town of Missoula, Montana and a series of campus rapes that took place between 2010 and 2012. He documents the experiences of five victims and the aftermath of their assaults. “Missoula: Rape ...

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Influencing history and the books

California politician Carole Migden talked to students on Monday following the screening of “Political Animals” in the North Gym. The documentary film “Political Animals” follows four women and the work they did fighting for the civil rights of LGBT people ...

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‘Furthermore’ is a captivating adventure

“Furthermore,” by New York Times best-selling author Tahereh Mafi, is a fairy-tale-like story that captures the reader from start to finish. Alice Alexis Queensmeadow was born without pigmentation—her skin is white, her hair is white, her eyes are a barely-there ...

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“The Graces” : An all too familiar story

With an exciting synopsis that seemed to promise magic and a mysterious and powerful family of witches, “The Graces” by Laure Eve ultimately fails in its attempts to capture and engage the reader, but succeeds in irritating the reader with ...

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Tales of the whimsical, the empowering, ‘the Peculiar’

Ransom Riggs, author of the New York Times best-selling “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” trilogy, gives us an inside look into peculiar history in “Tales of the Peculiar,” a collection of short stories gathered and annotated by peculiar scholar ...

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Book review: ‘The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City’

In “The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City,” Laura Tillman perfectly conveys the dedication, the challenges, the emotional toll and the value that comes with being a journalist. During the early hours of March ...

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‘The Roommate Book’: I now pronounce you roommates

For many, college can be full of firsts: your first job, your first serious relationship, your first emotional breakdown in a parking lot because you can’t find parking And, of course, your first roommate— Adventures in roommating can sound fun ...

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‘College Hacks’: hacked to pieces

As college students, we are always trying to simplify our lives. We look for life hacks and shortcuts everywhere we can. One place you do not have to look is in webmaster Keith Bradford’s new book “College Hacks.” Bradford compiled ...

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