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‘The Hate U Give’ is a masterpiece

A #1 New York Times Bestseller. A William C. Morris Award for a debut author writing for teens. An Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production. A Printz honor. A Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor. A film adaptation. “The ...

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‘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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‘Valley Fever’ is not that hot

I had high hopes for Katherine Taylor’s “Valley Fever.” I really did. While there were moments I was completely engrossed in what I was reading, a lot of the time everything ended up falling flat. Ingrid Palamede is our narrator, ...

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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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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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Rage Against the Meshugenah

“Rage Against the Meshugenah: Why it Takes Balls to Go Nuts,” is a book just as zany as its title suggests.

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Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything.

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The Soloist: book versus film

“The Soloist,” is a testament to the rewards of consistency and perseverance; it highlights the impact of a journalist’s voice and the hearts of his readers.

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Book Review: “A long way gone”

It is easy to take freedom for granted when a war has not been fought on American mainland in 197 years.

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Book review: ‘In the Arms of Morpheus’

If you’ve ever wondered what the drug of choice was for nineteenth-century addicts, “In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, and Patent Medicines” has the answers.

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Book Review: The Student Cookbook

As a perennial college student who inhales ramen like a true addict, I was delighted to discover “The Student Cookbook: 200 Cheap and Easy Recipes for Food, Drinks and Snacks” on the clearance table at Urban Outfitters.

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