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The Book Look: Nabokov’s ‘Laughter in the Dark’ examines blindness, both figuratively and literally

The Book Look: Nabokov’s ‘Laughter in the Dark’ examines blindness, both figuratively and literally

Lauren Melendez, 'Book Look' Columnist

November 6, 2017


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Vladimir Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark is a delightfully evil tale of deceit, infidelity, and tragedy. One of his most noteworthy witticisms was, perhaps, the following line: “Death often is the point of life’s joke.” This cynical theory proved to be true, in the case of Albinus, the unfortunate...

The Book Look: Cassandra Clare surpasses fans’ expectations with the latest Shadowhunter tale

The Book Look: Cassandra Clare surpasses fans’ expectations with the latest Shadowhunter tale

Lauren Melendez, Staff Writer, 'The Book Look' Columnist

October 10, 2017


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Lord of Shadows is the second book in Cassandra Clare’s series, The Dark Artifices, but just one of many volumes set in the intricate Shadowhunter universe. The book is unique in that in it weaves fantasy elements with contemporary societal issues, and has a very diverse set of characters, thus providing...

Creepy and Unexplained: Comic artist documents his haunted apartment

Creepy and Unexplained: Comic artist documents his haunted apartment

Mariene Sanchez, Creepy and Unexplained Columnist

October 6, 2017


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Having a haunted apartment is beyond creepy, especially if you’re living alone. Trying to push the doors slowly open as the air conditioning blows too much air or the noises your pets make playing in the middle of the night, but some things just cannot be brushed off. No matter how much you want...

TV FANatic: The Carrie Diaries left an impression

TV FANatic: The Carrie Diaries left an impression

Krysta Robles, TV FANatic Columnist

October 4, 2017


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During the summer, I started watching a new show (shocker, I know). It’s called “The Carrie Diaries.” I started while I was sick during the summer. It took me about two weeks to finish and it was so amazing. It stars AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, and a lot more. I also babysat throughout those...

Rising Stars: YouTuber has a bucket list channel

Rising Stars: YouTuber has a bucket list channel

Maddie Dion, Rising Stars columnist

September 23, 2017


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Elton Castee, who started out on Vine, now has a huge audience on YouTube. Elton has 287,113 subscribers on his main channel, but he also has another channel called TFIL which has 1.1 million. TFIL is a channel that is basically a bucket list for him and his friends. He has traveled all over the ...

Game Corner: A game created by the fans for the fans

Game Corner: A game created by the fans for the fans

Manuel Ruiz, Game Corner Columnist

September 20, 2017


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Sonic Mania was first revealed during a 2016 San Diego Comic where many fans were pleased to know the project was being handled by Christian Whitehead, HeadCannon, and PagodaWest Games. Christian Whitehead and HeadCannon both have a long-time history with the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, porting class...

The Book Look: ‘Six of Crows’ examines redeeming qualities of the immoral

The Book Look: ‘Six of Crows’ examines redeeming qualities of the immoral

Lauren Melendez, The Book Look Columnist

September 1, 2017


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Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows is the first book in a groundbreaking young adult duology. It is a pure heist story, with inventive plotting and sophisticated writing, but the true beauty of the story lies within its characters. It follows the story of six fascinating misfits with loose morals and...

The Book Look: Free-spirited woman dominates novella

The Book Look: Free-spirited woman dominates novella

Lauren Melendez, The Book Look columnist

May 30, 2017


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Truman Capote’s novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been widely revered ever since its release in 1958, and for good reason. The novel tells the story of the dazzling Holly Golightly, who brings new meaning to the phrase “free-spirited,” and will never be satisfied living a routine life. The only...

Cinematic: ‘Unbroken,’ a tale of survival and courage

Cinematic: ‘Unbroken,’ a tale of survival and courage

Jesus Hernandez, Cinematic columnist

May 11, 2017


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War is not a movie. Yet we still produce them, add twists, romance and most of them don’t really show the reality of war. Yet courage is something very few have during these periods of times. The story of Louis Zamperini was first mentioned after he survived World War II. He was an athlete,...

Game Corner: Choose your fate in Fire Emblem Fates

Game Corner: Choose your fate in Fire Emblem Fates

Manuel Ruiz, Game Corner Columnist

April 28, 2017


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Fire Emblem is a turn-based tactical RPG that is developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The franchise started off with many games exclusive for Japan for a long while, but on December 3, 2001, was the first time two Fire Emblem Characters, Marth from Shadow Dragon, and Roy from Blinding...

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