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Michael Pollan challenges American food system in enticing narrative

Michael Pollan challenges American food system in enticing narrative

Yasmeen Namazie May 4, 2015 Comments Off on Michael Pollan challenges American food system in enticing narrative

Michael Pollan’s non-fictional narrative, “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” unveils a particularly unsettling account of how humans consume food in relation to industrial and organic processes

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‘Reconstructing Amelia’ is riveting read

‘Reconstructing Amelia’ is riveting read

Alexandra Chang March 13, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Reconstructing Amelia’ is riveting read

Kimberley McCreight’s “Reconstructing Amelia” is the perfect fusion of “Gone Girl” and “Gossip Girl.” Protagonist Amelia Baron, an extremely intelligent and Virginia Woolf obsessed 15-year-old, has committed suicide by jumping off her school’s roof after being caught for plagiarizing

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Bert Mandelbaum teaches readers to capture their ‘victorious spirit’ in new book

Bert Mandelbaum teaches readers to capture their ‘victorious spirit’ in new book

Rachel Magnin October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Bert Mandelbaum teaches readers to capture their ‘victorious spirit’ in new book

Archer parent Dr. Bert Mandelbaum released his new book “The Win Within: Capturing your Victorious Spirit” on Oct.

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‘No Matter The Wreckage’ Showcases Poetry About Growing Up

‘No Matter The Wreckage’ Showcases Poetry About Growing Up

Haley Jamieson May 28, 2014 1

Poet Sarah Kay‘s first book No Matter The Wreckage is a collection of poems. This collection explores family, first loves and growing up

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Educator ShaoLan Hsue Makes Learning Chinese ‘Chineasy’

Educator ShaoLan Hsue Makes Learning Chinese ‘Chineasy’

Yasmeen Namazie May 20, 2014 Comments Off on Educator ShaoLan Hsue Makes Learning Chinese ‘Chineasy’

Taiwanese educator ShaoLan Hsue grew up with a passion for writing Chinese calligraphy; her mother was a Chinese calligrapher. After her family moved from Taipei to London, she realized that her two young daughters

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Gone Girl Suggests ‘Marriage Can Be A Real Killer’

Gone Girl Suggests ‘Marriage Can Be A Real Killer’

Zaire D. Armstrong April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Gone Girl Suggests ‘Marriage Can Be A Real Killer’

Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” offers a raw and unique outlook on the unspoken struggles of marriage. The story explores the psychology and complex circumstances of a relationship of a young married couple

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Teenagers Learn All Actions Have Consequences in ‘The Future of Us’

Teenagers Learn All Actions Have Consequences in ‘The Future of Us’

Haley Jamieson April 10, 2014 1

In a collaborative effort by authors Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, “The Future of Us” is a young adult science fiction novel that focuses on the perils of knowing the future

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Be Transported to a World of Magic in ‘The Night Circus’

Be Transported to a World of Magic in ‘The Night Circus’

Haley Jamieson February 19, 2014 1

Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus” is a must read for any fantasy fan who likes a touch of romance. Through an arena of a circus, protagonists Celia Bowen and Marco Alisdair compete to become the greatest

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Students Enjoy Diversity of Books, Survey Suggests

Students Enjoy Diversity of Books, Survey Suggests

Madison Richardson January 30, 2014 Comments Off on Students Enjoy Diversity of Books, Survey Suggests

The Oracle conducted a survey of Archer girls and their reading habits. A sample of Archer students revealed that 60 percent prefer books to movies

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R. J. Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ Not Just for Kids

R. J. Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ Not Just for Kids

Emma Lapin January 24, 2014 1

Although “Wonder” is a book targeted for children, adults can appreciate its messages and characters. “Wonder” discusses important topics, like acceptance and judgement, in an honest and innocent way

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