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Colson Whitehead Reads His New Book ‘The Underground Railroad’

Colson Whitehead Reads His New Book ‘The Underground Railroad’

Kate Burns

January 18, 2017


Filed under A & E, BOOKS

Standing in a grey jacket with a dark blue turtleneck under the 13 chandeliers of Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Colson Whitehead reads and speaks about his new book ‘The Underground Railroad’. This Oprah Book Club novel is about what most of us first think when we hear about the underground railroad ...

Fantasy Book Recommendations for Fall

Fantasy Book Recommendations for Fall

Grace Jensen, Photography Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under A & E, BOOKS

Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn I have a list of things I like to see in a fantasy book; a strong female protagonist, dragons, kingdom politics, and not too much romance. This book covers all of the above. The main character is Marni, an outcast princess and the result of a romance between ...

Former Community High Student, Now Pursuing Her Dream

Former Community High Student, Now Pursuing Her Dream

Eleni Tsadis

November 9, 2016


Filed under A & E, BOOKS

Community High School alumnus, Brigit Young, is pursuing her passion of writing in New York. She has mainly written short stories, but her first novel is soon to be published in the spring of 2018. Her book is called, “A Thousand Words”, and it’s about a young girl in seventh grade who was dis...

12 Comic books you should try

12 Comic books you should try

Kenneth SImpson

April 18, 2016


Filed under A & E, ART, BOOKS

Comic book movie season is upon us, and as fans began to line up in front of their local movie theaters, newcomers may feel left out on the excitement. Many of them may question many things: Where do I start?  What are some series that should read? This list is here to help with picking a series that...

What a Time to be a Geek

What a Time to be a Geek

Kenneth Simpson

February 12, 2016


Filed under A & E, ART, BOOKS, MOVIE REVIEWS

Many fanboys believe that this year is going to be one for the history book. This year is shaping up to be great for anyone who is fan of geek culture, as 2015 brought us sequels and the new additions to superhero and sci-fi genre making a combined total of five billion dollars. Most of the money that mo...

Nate Marshall Reads at Community

Nate Marshall Reads at Community

Sophia Werthmann

May 6, 2015


Filed under A & E, BOOKS

On April 28, Nate Marshall, a poet from Chicago, visited Community High School to do a reading. Inside Craft Theatre, Marshall performed poems and raps.      

Book Of The Week: The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

April 20, 2015


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Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, tells the story of Liesel Meminger, an orphan living with her foster parents in Molching, Germany. The story is narrated by Death, who has who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. At first, Liesel ...

Author Rachel DeWoskin Reads at Nicola’s

Author Rachel DeWoskin Reads at Nicola’s

Matty Hack

November 14, 2014


Filed under A & E, BOOKS, FRONT PAGE

Rachel DeWoskin can read in the dark. DeWoskin can still read in daylight perfectly well; she learned Braille not to make up for a visual impairment, but to experience the frustration faced by the protagonist of her novel. On Sept. 12, 2014, DeWoskin gave a reading of her new young adult novel, Blind, at Nic...

“The Fault In Our Stars” Book Review

“The Fault In Our Stars” Book Review

Matthew Ferraro

December 1, 2013


Filed under BOOKS

People die. At some time or another, all of us have had a connection to someone who has died or is dying. Not too many people want to read about dying people, and it’s not easy. But sometimes, when books have some reality in them, they become better than the greatest fictions. “The Fault In Our Stars”...

We On: An Insiders Guide to Michigan Basketball’s Rise to Power

We On: An Insiders Guide to Michigan Basketball’s Rise to Power

November 2, 2013


Filed under BOOKS, SPORTS

Most players are judged by their statistics, a way to quantify their value to the team, but some things can’t be measured. Enter Josh Bartelstein. In four years with the Wolverines, Bartelstein played just 56 minutes and scored six points. He chose to walk-on to Coach Beilein’s team after turning...

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