Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Book Thief: Coming of Age From an Ancient POV

Confession time: there is nothing that I love more than a narrator who is not, in fact, the protagonist. While Scout is a very real character in “To Kill a Mockingbird” it is, more than anything, Jeb’s story. And while … Continue reading

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The Corrections: A Study in Frustration

The title makes it sound like I didn’t like Jonathan Franzen’s novel, “The Corrections.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Nonetheless, it was this feeling that pervaded my entire time with the book — from reading it, to finishing … Continue reading

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Chapter Two; Kayleigh

It’s always easy to tell when the new school year is about to start. The area is bustling during the summer – tons tourists coming through the nearby colonial town. There are the overweight Midwesterners, in their pastel shorts and … Continue reading

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Chicken Broccoli Bake

I’ll admit it — I made up this recipe based on the chicken broccoli bake served at the University of Michigan. That was, far and away, the best food in the dorm cafeterias. To this day, I can remember how … Continue reading

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Chapter One: Anna

“Every person in this room is part of a new colonization effort on Mars. The people in this room come from different states, different countries, and different cultures. There is no uniform law established for your colony, for your ship, … Continue reading

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1L: Prologue

When I was in first grade I was a ballerina, and I thought that was what I would be for the rest of my life. I wasn’t dedicated, or particularly graceful, but I absolutely loved to wear the sparkling dresses … Continue reading

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“The Invisible War”: Two Sides of the Coin

Crime is a bad thing. That’s a basic premise that everyone can agree with — violent crime, larceny, drug distribution — they’re all things that we want to avoid in society. I’m confident that everyone would also agree that sexual … Continue reading

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