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Rebel of the Sands Captures Compelling Characters

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 […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Stuns

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 […]

It Is Still Okay to be Proud of America

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.

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