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The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release Is Happening This Weekend, and Barnes & Noble Is Making a Day Of It!

By ElodieJuly 27, 2016
We’re just days away from the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I am so excited I want to fling my entire self into the sun. How many days, I hear you ask? Allow me to plonk a giant countdown clock below, that we... More  →
The <em>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</em> Book Release Is Happening This Weekend, and Barnes & Noble Is Making a Day Of It!

Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

By Ana RuizJuly 26, 2016
High school students have, for centuries probably, been given the tedious task of classifying fictional characters into archetypes. You may not know this, but the whole concept of archetypes comes from the TRUE, ESTABLISHED, AND VERY SCIENTIFIC fact that our personalities are predetermined by the stars under which we were born. As it happens,... More  →
Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

By Emma W.July 26, 2016
This post is going to take the form of a classic debate. The statement up for debate is: You should learn about poetry from an older boyfriend. PRO will arguing for, CON will argue against. Opening statements PRO: The majority of poetry written in the history of the world... More  →
Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 10 (The One Where It's Team Murder vs. Team Priorities)

By ElodieJuly 22, 2016
Last time, we lost Simon, our token good guy who’s been Marked for Death since the beginning. He was torn to pieces by the other survivors. You ever see a bunch of six-year-olds descend on a fallen piñata at a birthday party? It... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 10 (The One Where It's Team Murder vs. Team Priorities)

If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

By Maddy AaronJuly 21, 2016
Harry Potter scholars have spent countless hours of their busy Harry Potter academic schedules researching what it would have been like if the *other* baby born in July of 1980 had been the prophesied Chosen One, instead of Harry Potter. Imagine an alternate universe in which Neville Longbottom's nursery was invaded... More  →
If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2016
Thinking of turning over a new leaf, a better leaf this semester? Pondering a run for class president? Do you have the makings of a great leader in you? Our favorite works of fiction have no shortage of examples on both sides of the equation to really illuminate what... More  →
The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

Email Signatures For Every Fandom

By Emma W.July 19, 2016
I was a Russian major as an undergraduate, which means that FOR YEARS my iPhone email sign-off has been....*drumroll*...."sent from my troika." A troika's an old-school Russian sleigh, like the kind Anna Karenina, who just happens to be the protagonist of one of... More  →
Email Signatures For Every Fandom

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: April 5, 1956

By Nicole DiekerJuly 19, 2016
Dear Diary, I bought my worst student a wand today. Charles still hasn't been able to successfully transfigure anything, not even in his second term. I know he's been using a hand-me-down wand, it's too large for his hand and it's got a nick on the tip and he's... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: April 5, 1956

Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 18, 2016
POP QUIZ:  1. In The Great Gatsby, how did Jay Gatsby acquire his wealth? Choose one: Ponzi schemes Befriending a rich and lonely widow whose death was ruled an accident, but questions still linger Cheating at high-stakes poker Whatever he was doing in that Wolf of Wall Street movie 2. List the... More  →
Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 9 (The One Where Everyone Does a Murder Dance and Things Just Go Nuts From There)

By ElodieJuly 15, 2016
To catch up one parts 1 - 8, click here! So far, Lord of the Flies has fallen exceedingly short of the death expectations I had set for it. I was expecting a bloodbath! I was expecting a murder per chapter! However, nobody has... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 9 (The One Where Everyone Does a Murder Dance and Things Just Go Nuts From There)