Tag Archives: books

A must read for all Americans

“Everything is backwards,” said W. George Jameson, a lawyer who spent 33 years at the CIA. “You’ve got an intelligence agency fighting a war and a military organization trying to gather on-the-ground intelligence.” This quote comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mark Mazzetti’s gripping new nonfiction book, The Way of …

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The great question: is the book or movie better?

“The book is always better than the movie.” How often do we hear this? After every book to movie adaptation, there are always those who will proclaim that the movie could never compare to the book. But is it true? While the fact stands that often in these paper-to-film moves …

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Spotlighting the cult of relationship abuse

“I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything. But he’d been all I’d had, all this time. And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay.” Dreamland by Sarah …

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Scholastic book fair comes to the Upper School

Helping the library in a creative way Minnehaha Academy Upper School held a book fair Dec. 3 to 7 to raise money for the library. The book fair was held through Scholastic Books, who also do the book fair at the South Campus, and books were sold before, during and …

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Day 39 Free Books

A cart of free books is set up in the library for students to take as they please. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Finding the right mindset

Why do some people succeed while others do not? As the summer Olympics came to an end, we saw youngsters like 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin succeed. We looked to them and wondered how hard they worked and how much they had accomplished. We even remembered Michael Phelps, …

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Pretty Little Liars

New title appears in popular teen book series, TV show In a small town called Roseville, four beautiful girls are haunted by their dark and ugly past.  All they want to do is forget, but someone is doing all they can to keep their memories alive.  “A” will do anything …

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Salinger’s classic

Catcher in the Rye remains fresh, challenging after many years — and repeated readings Between the Lines is a column written for each issue by staff writer Olivia Dorow Hovland. Each column expounds on the provacative themes and ideas found in current literary works. Holden Caulfield is arguably the most …

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Books: Dead or alive?

Will physical books survive recent E-book surge? Change in format doesn’t mean that books are dead; reading may actually be increasing “It’s a real page turner.” The line everyone uses to describe a book that just can’t be put down. The action of turning the page at a suspenseful moment …

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Thanks a latte

Stonich visits Minnehaha, gives insight on her writing process   “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” No seriously, read all about it. It was the annual Thanks-a-Latte event on 12 Apr. given in the MA library by the Friends of the Library. As all public events start, it all began …

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