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Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Daniel Lin

April 22, 2016


Filed under Book Club, ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]mong the vast selection of book genres — from historical fiction to technical reports — English Literature teacher Hannah Gould has a favorite: Russian literature. After taking two Russian literature classes in college, she developed a fondness of Russian writing and its autho...

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Hannan Waliullah

September 10, 2015


Filed under Book Club, Books, ENTERTAINMENT

With all the chemistry worksheets, literature essays and AP US History DBQ’s, it’s hard to find the time to sit down in your favorite corner, cuddle up in your treasured fuzzy-pink blanket and stick your nose in a book you know will be hard to put down. And when we finally do have the time, we’re...

Tiger Mom’s claims are not so racist after all

Tiger Mom’s claims are not so racist after all

Kristin Chang

February 27, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Amy Chua’s new book, ‘The Triple Package,’ draws unwanted attention to cultural differences, definition of success.   [dropcap1]A[/dropcap1]my Chua is not racist. Yes, she is elitist. Yes, she may have claimed in her 2011 book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” that “A...

Book: ‘The Death Cure’ fails to impress

Book: ‘The Death Cure’ fails to impress

Forest Liao

October 23, 2011


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT

Quick, everyone run and hide. James Dashner’s new novel “The Death Cure” depicts a world struck by an international pandemic. The Flare, an artificially created disease, causes victims to slowly become unstable to the point of attacking others. Interestingly enough, the infected are not...

Breaking Dawn, Breaking Hearts

Breaking Dawn, Breaking Hearts

Akshay Agrawal

October 29, 2008


Filed under Books

The final book of the "Twilight" series fails to deliver. Read More »...