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Contributing to a classic

It’s 1957. An aspiring female author with boy-cut brown hair leans across a desk and offers a well-worked manuscript to Tay Hohoff, an editor at LB Lippencott. The editor fans through the manuscript’s crisp pages, digesting a story about a young woman named Scout. It’s a story about right and …

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Shaping minds, changing lives

Reading children’s books is worth more than just entertainment, as children learn and grow through simple children’s tales When you talk about influencing people you’re much better off influencing children to be positive members of society than adults,” said David Adler, the author of the Cam Jansen Mystery series. “Because …

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They are classics for a reason

A holiday break is an opportunity to choose your own reading; why not read something great? “I grew up reading,” recalled Eric Gosset, a math and computer science professor at Bethel University. “I can remember when I was even in elementary school, or pre-reading age, my mom and I would …

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A whole new meaning to theater

Audience interaction and witty comedy makes The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee a unique experience for Minnehaha’s actors and audience “It surprised me when Freeman decided to do the show,” said senior Kevin Dustrude prior to the opening. “I didn’t think it was going to happen. There are a lot …

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A summer of love

Extraordinary love and unexpected endings, what more could you ask for? The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay bring everything you’re looking for in a summer blockbuster. Choices. That’s what life comes down to, doesn’t it? Choices define a person’s existence. It could be a happy existence or …

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The breakdown: summer festivals

Looking for the best of this summer’s upcoming music events? Look no further You’ve been in a sweaty crowd for upwards of six hours. Your legs are tired and you’ve never chugged water faster in your life. But you’ve enjoyed every second of it, and you’re hungry for more. The …

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The art of tyranny

The musings of dictators reveal manipulative minds, disjointed insanity Hitler. Mussolini. Stalin. Mao. Saddam. Men with one name often described with one adjective: evil. But there’s another descriptor in common: writer. Over and over something grabs hold of dictators and tyrants and makes them pick up the pen. Is it …

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