By KATIE STOCKDALE Halloween is the best time to get into fantasy. For a bit of a throwback, pick up A Wizard of Earthsea, the start of Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle. Le Guin introduces new elements to the fantasy genre in her series, most strikingly her protagonist who fails as a hero. If you […]
By KATIE STOCKDALE Combining Arabian folklore with the Wild West doesn’t seem like an obvious choice for a fantasy premise, but that’s exactly what Alwyn Hamilton does in her novel Rebel of the Sands. Set in a desert town with a shoot first attitude, we find Amani. A 16-year-old girl, chafing under the restrictions placed […]
By LEAH FOREMAN When the main character of the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jake Portman (Asa Butterfield) was a boy, he was told stories by his grandfather, Abe Portman (Terence Stamp) before he went to bed each night. Now an awkward teenager working at a grocery store, Jake frequently visits his grandfather […]
Tonight, in the Vaughn Center Courtyard a candlelight vigil will be held in honor of Nicholas Kopplin. Kopplin, a senior finance major, passed away last Tuesday, Aug. 21, when his motorcycle slammed into a guardrail on I-275. The vigil will begin at 8 p.
What does it mean to be an American? More importantly, what does it mean when one says that they are proud to be an American? According to Webster’s dictionary, patriotism is defined as “love or devotion to one’s country.” After September 11th, 2001, there was a plethora of so-called patriotism with flags displayed everywhere, people offering support to those in need, congressman singing God Bless America on the capitol steps, as well as a myriad of other displays.