The Voice

The Color Purple: an engaging read in and out of the classroom

The Color Purple: an engaging read in and out of the classroom

Riley Murphy

March 3, 2020

As an avid and experienced reader, my number one pet peeve is when English classes stifle the excitement of reading. Let me know if this sounds familiar: you walk into English class one day and your teacher introduces a novel to you that you’ve never even heard of and appears to be as thick as the B...

Book to Bigscreen: “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Book to Bigscreen:

Skylar Sharkey

March 2, 2020

You’ve spent weeks anticipating your favorite book’s movie adaptation. You’ve obsessed over the cast, meticulously examined the soundtrack, poured over the fan theories. You’ve cleared your schedule to ensure you’re available to see your favorite characters come to life on the big screen. You...

A spectacular journey to the theater: “The Call of the Wild”

A spectacular journey to the theater:

Trevor Book

February 21, 2020

“The Call of the Wild”, directed by Chris Sanders, retells a fantastic fairy tale story based on the book by Jack London. Sanders has also directed “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Lilo and Stitch”, and “The Croods”. In “The Call of the Wild”, Sanders once again did a phenomenal job at c...

Not Your Average Book Blog: A head-spinning novel

Not Your Average Book Blog: A head-spinning novel

Riley Murphy

January 27, 2020

Mystery, suspense, a chilling end, and to be honest a little confusion, are all important elements when writing a thriller or suspense novel. One of my all time favorite genres, thriller and suspense novels are either a fan hit or a flailing flop. I’ve been lucky to come across some pretty great o...

“Dear Evan Hansen” shows what you should be truly thankful for

Riley Murphy

November 6, 2019

One of the many things along with reading, watching movies, and pasta that I’m both passionate about and fascinated with is theater. While I don’t have the talent or skills to actually be in a play or musical, I love being able to experience the stories that come to life through the amazing talent...

Book to Big Screen: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Book to Big Screen:

Skylar Sharkey

October 31, 2019

You’ve spent weeks anticipating your favorite book’s movie adaptation. You’ve obsessed over the cast, meticulously examined the soundtrack, poured over the fan theories. You’ve cleared your schedule to ensure you’re available to see your favorite characters come to life on the big screen. You...

October BOE meeting: board slammed with vulgar book discussion

October BOE meeting: board slammed with vulgar book discussion

Alex Hartleb

October 18, 2019

The Oct. 17 District 158 Board of Education meeting began on a positive note as students from first to second grade from Chesak were given the opportunity to lead the group in the pledge, sit in the board member’s seats, and be asked questions such as what they are going to be for Halloween. Then Vice ...

Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments”

Cassandra Clare's

daniellerhody

December 13, 2017

“The Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare is a six book series written in present day New York. The first book in the series is “City of Bones.” The series revolves around Clary Fray, a 16-year-old girl, who lives in Brooklyn with her mother, Jocelyn Fray. After witnessing an event n...

“Spoils” is not worth the money

Courtesy of goodreads.com

Kat Gorospe

December 20, 2013

You’ve heard the saying “money can’t buy happiness,” but nobody really understands it until that’s all they have left. For Leni and her family, winning the lottery brought them new luxuries never experienced before. Until they run out. “Spoils” by Tammar Stein tells the story of an 17-y...

Kickin’ it with Kyle: Books and brawn

Kickin' it with Kyle: Books and brawn

Kyle Sommerfield

December 21, 2012

Junior Tyler Vasconez sits in his calculus class.  Teacher Stephen Styers finishes his lecture and with a fear-evoking smile, reminds the class of tomorrow’s test.  After school, Vasconez goes to football workouts.  When he finishes, he walks out to the parking lot and remembers the painful fact: ...

myVoice: “The Hunger Games” truly irresistible

myVoice:

Kayla Garcia

March 24, 2012

Based on the most highly sought out book of the new era, The Hunger Games slammed theaters on Friday the 23 and has become what can easily be called the greatest movie of the year. Sure, one might expect this from a Hunger Games fan such as myself, but even for those who have not read the book, the film went ...

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