Jorie Schwab

Jorie Schwab is a senior and the editor and founder of the online Creative Arts Magazine. This is her fourth year writing for The Talon. Jorie is also a staff writer and section editor for online news source The Prospect, and enjoys working on fiction novels and short stories in her time off from journalism. She is also a high school athlete and avid reader. Her favorite book of all time is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.

Rowling should stick to the magic

Rowling’s new book doesn’t charm as much as her Harry Potter series The Harry Potter books were a common fixture in most of our childhoods. They took you away, or at least they took me away, to a magical world of witchcraft, flying brooms and loves that were stronger than …

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Hope within a twisted theme

Author Robert Venditti tells the dark story of a woman’s fight for rights in a corrupt future Rarely do books strike so close to home that you can feel chills. But that’s exactly what The Homeland Directive did to me. The Homeland Directive, written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by …

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Conforming to fashion

Freshman Daniel Lim conforms to little else when he’s designing Fifth grade. What are most of us doing in fifth grade? Playing outside? Playing with toys? What about designing and making a dress for your sister’s doll? Not many of us can say that we have, but freshman Daniel Lim …

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College debt increases

One trillion. That’s the mark, in dollars, that U.S. student loan debt just passed, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the College Board, the 2011-12 published total cost for tuition, fees, and room and board at an in-state four-year public institution averaged $17,131. But that’s only the …

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SAT testing

National SAT scores drop What’s the true cause behind the decline? By Jorie Schwab, Talon staff writer Last year national average SAT scores plummeted six points to 1500, one of the lowest scores ever recorded, according to a report by the College Board. The national average for writing was 489, …

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