All posts tagged in Literature

  • July 20, 2018By Victoria Zarate

    It has recently been announced that the book Adam by Ariel Schrag is going to be turned into a movie. Though being released in 2014, attention has been brought to this book as of recent for the problematic ways it displays lesbians and transgender people. Adam is the story of a 17-year-old boy who spends

  • June 10, 2018By Sofia Casamassa

    Technology has an overwhelming role in our everyday lives and curling up with a good book has always equipped me with a sense of nostalgia, as well as an escape from the burdens of electronics. Therefore, when I recently got a Kindle Paperwhite as a birthday gift, I initially felt as if I were the avocado kid

  • March 16, 2018By Irine Le

    As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed the other day, I came across a series of tweets about how many of the “classic” American Girl dolls were now archived. I couldn’t tell if it was still way too early and I hadn’t had any caffeine yet, but what? Archived? The “classics”? Wasn’t there just

  • March 8, 2018By Jake Watson

    With the critically-acclaimed Call Me By Your Name winning an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s ceremony, fans were left wanting more from the innocent and heart-warming relationship of Elio and Oliver. But, they didn’t have to wait long until director Luca Guadagnino was revealing details of the sequel on the red carpet. The film, based

  • January 20, 2018By Marie Isabela

    More than 200 days. Almost eight months. And they would finally see each other again, this time, more than friends. Dean didn’t know how it would unfold. He’d said in his letters that they would go out on a date, but they couldn’t. Not in Briston. Not in public. Not unless they wanted to be

  • January 15, 2018By Delia Campos-Ferreira

    “Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Mitch Albom The first book I have read in 2018 brought a very tearful yet inspiring start to the new year. The book took me on a journey about feeling,

  • January 10, 2018By Marie Isabela

    Let’s chat about books, specifically, the book An Ember in the Ashes, written by Sabaa Tahir. Not only does this book have 4.32/5 stars on Goodreads, but 97 percent of Google users like it as well. An Ember in the Ashes takes place in a land called Serra, and their government is set up as an

  • January 6, 2018By Gabrielle Mendoza

    I have never been one to call myself a “writer” nor did I consider writing a talent until I realized the people around me felt the same towards me and other aspiring “writers.” It felt as if our writing was not considered anything special because our names were not considered anything special. We were not

  • January 5, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    Black Mirror was a highly anticipated Netflix Original Series that recently came out with a fourth season. Each episode is an individual story that follows the downfall of increasing technology mixed with human nature. The series is amazing and extremely well-done, but while binge-watching the new episodes, I noticed a missed opportunity in “Arkangel”. “Arkangel”

  • December 31, 2017By Alina Sparks

    “Zero Hour” by Ray Bradbury is a science fiction selection that revolves around a recurrent slight central to society’s ideals and accepted customs; ignorance of a child’s opinions and underestimating the power of one’s imagination. This warning is effectively communicated in the form of a story during which a group of aliens enlist the help

  • December 23, 2017By Martina Porru

    To Vita Sackville-West. This how Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” begins, with a dedication to what many believe to be the writer’s lover, yes, a woman. It is quite a controversial topic, since not all critics agree on the idea of a romance between the two — Woolf was married to a man after all. Many say it

  • December 20, 2017By Marie Isabela

    I wrote this poem about a relationship in which one is attached to his/her partner, hoping that the other will change into this imagined or nostalgic perspective. A relationship like this is never easy to grieve, nor is it ever easy to escape, especially when one doesn’t wish to leave; even though that’s what’s needed