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Fanfiction: A Terribly Underappreciated Art

Fanfiction: A Terribly Underappreciated Art

By Palak Jayswal

June 28, 2018

The simple word “fanfiction” causes people to scrunch their noses in distaste. Yet many people in this age don’t even know what that word means or refers to. That in and of itself is a shame because there are fanfiction authors out there that are more skilled at the art of writing than some published...

Summer 2018’s Most Anticipated

Summer 2018’s Most Anticipated

By Palak Jayswal

June 17, 2018

Summer is the best time for new releases in all forms of media. Spring closes out with awards shows coming and going, so it’s time to start a new year of entries. Whether it is music, movies, books or art festivals, summer is the go to season to debut new work. It’s the time where most consumers h...

“I Have Lost My Way” Loses Its Own Way

“I Have Lost My Way” Loses Its Own Way

By Palak Jayswal

June 11, 2018

Bestselling author Gayle Forman’s latest young adult novel, “I Have Lost My Way” falls short on her list of works. In a sense, it isn’t as striking as her other books, but it is important. A commonality in all of Forman’s books is that her characters and their stories have big hearts. In the...

Find Magic at Moon’s Rare Books

Find Magic at Moon’s Rare Books

By Jaycen Eggleston

May 9, 2018

Though most libraries and bookshops don’t encourage the suspension of disbelief in quite the same way as the magical libraries Disney creates, Moon’s Rare Books in Provo is full of a magic all its own. Attached to a décor shop, entering Moon’s Rare Books is like going on a small adventure....

Pursuing Dreams Over High Salary Degrees

Pursuing Dreams Over High Salary Degrees

By Madge Slack

April 23, 2018

Many students entering college and even those well into their degree are plagued by the question: Am I in the right major? Business, science, humanities, they all have stigmas attached. Business majors are supposedly more successful, but there is a lot of money in engineering so if you are interested...

How to Celebrate National Poetry Month (NaPoMo)

How to Celebrate National Poetry Month (NaPoMo)

By Alina Hansen

April 13, 2018

The month of April is officially National Poetry Month, a whole month dedicated to celebrating poetry. National Poetry Month (or NaPoMo) became official in 1996 through the Academy of American Poets after the success of Black History Month and Women’s History Month (poets.org.) It is geared towards ce...

De-bunking Banned Books

De-bunking Banned Books

By Jaycen Eggleston

March 16, 2018

There’s something about the books we chose to read throughout our childhoods and the ones we were forced to read in high school English classes that stay with us in odd ways as we age. We often recognize the titles when they come up in conversations or are featured on banned book lists. The University...

“Pasta Wars” Shines Light on Self Love

“Pasta Wars” Shines Light on Self Love

By Palak Jayswal

February 8, 2018

Warning: This review may contain spoilers for the book "Pasta Wars." Whether you’re looking for your own romantic getaway or something to keep you distracted this Valentine’s Day, Elisa Lorello’s delicious “Pasta Wars” is the book for you to binge read. It’s not by any means a typical r...

Foglesong: London Captures the Beauty of Adventure

Foglesong: London Captures the Beauty of Adventure

By Samuel Foglesong

January 28, 2018

Jack London was born in San Francisco in 1876 and died 1916. Between those years he packed in about as much adventure as is possible for one human being. London is famous for his tales of the wild and stormy sea voyages, yet he also lived and breathed those same experiences. In terms of beautiful and...

“Cloche and Dagger” Creatively Cuts Cynicism

“Cloche and Dagger” Creatively Cuts Cynicism

By Jaycen Eggleston

January 25, 2018

Murder and intrigue are the basis of many good mystery novels. As an avid mystery and thriller reader, I’ve come across my fair share of violence, grit, gore and detectives torn between the job and their unraveling personal lives. Branching into cozy mysteries was the equivalent of reading a really ...

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