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Students debate merits of books versus movies

Students debate merits of books versus movies

John Wilhelm, News Editor

April 18, 2014

While it’s certainly not uncommon to hear “the book was so much better than the movie,” both books and movies can make a convincing argument in favor of their medium. “Watching a movie just isn’t the same as reading a book,” senior Grace Owens-Kurtz said. “Movies are great, but you can...

Reading evokes enthusiasm and aversion

Reading evokes enthusiasm and aversion

John Wilhelm, News Editor

March 13, 2014

What does “reading” bring to mind? For many, it evokes an image of an old, rustic-looking book with fragile pages and a wealth of knowledge. Yet for equally many, it produces a defensive gag-reflex and stressful flashbacks about how terrible that one sophomore year English assignment was. Students share o...