Archive | March, 2016

J.K. Rowling comes out with new stories

By Tori Helman J.K. Rowling has recently released a series of short stories on her website Pottermore. The collection of short stories is called the History of Magic in North America. The first story is about magic in the fourteenth century up to the seventeenth century. It talks about the first magical people in America. […]

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‘The Kite Runner’ movie review

By Tori Nix The Kite Runner is a movie based on the book of the same name, which is written by Khaled Hosseini. The movie is about a man named Amir who betrays Hassan, his childhood friend’s trust. As an adult, he remains haunted by the incident in which he betrayed his friend’s trust, and […]

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What is Fan Fiction?

By Mavis Brown Fan fiction or fanfiction is fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its creator. It is a popular among fans, particularly since the advent of the Internet. Fan fiction is not often commissioned or authorized by the original work’s […]

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The Miraculous Ladybug

By Mariah Killian   The Miraculous Ladybug is a show about Marinette and Adrien two teens trying to defend all of Paris from evil. Marinette in her civilian life has parents who run the best bakery in all of Paris, and Adrien is a model for his father’s fashion company. Marinette has a huge crush […]

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St. Patrick’s Day and History

By Mavis Brown Each year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What started as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an world-wide festival embracing Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole ton of green. St. Patrick, the […]

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Scarves

  By Mariah Killian   Scarves have been a part of many ordinary lives for many centuries. One of the earliest time periods that scarves trace back to is 10 A.D. Romans during this time wore kerchief (Scarves) around their waist or neck. Skipping forward in time a bit we look at the 1800’s when […]

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“Zootopia” movie review

By Tori Nix   Zootopia is a movie about Judy Hopps, a first-ever police rabbit who is determined to prove herself to the rest of the police force. However, that means working with Nick Wilde, a sly fox who makes her job even more difficult. The movie is rated PG for its thematic elements, rude […]

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The effects of pet therapy

By Mavis Brown Pet therapy is a vast term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a progressing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. Animal-assisted activities, on the other hand, have a […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By Mariah Killian   Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is an outstanding book. It is the first book in such a magnificent series. The book follows a young boy named Jacob Portman who loses his idol grandfather. In his dying breath he sends Jacob on a mission to find the woman who […]

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What’s in a name?

By Mavis Brown Research says that if you have a common name, you are more likely to be hired for a job in which you’ve applied. This is probably accurate considering a separate researcher concluded that after sending in one hundred identical resumes other than the names, that people with more “white” names such as […]

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