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Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 7 (The One Where There is Definitely a Beast, Can Confirm)

By ElodieJuly 1, 2016
To catch up on parts 1-6, click here! Last time, a man-corpse landed on the island. This was due to an aerial battle that Sam and Eric missed completely because they were too busy being sound asleep and useless. Now Ralph & Co. have... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 7 (The One Where There is Definitely a Beast, Can Confirm)

Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Like you, the first thing I did yesterday was get sorted into my Ilvermorny house over at Pottermore. It was a frantic three and a half minutes in an unfamiliar user interface, and at the end of it, I had my answer: Pukwudgie. This... More  →
Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

Blogging 1984: III (Part I, Chapters 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984 This week, we find out what Winston does all day at work—the greatest pleasure in his life, if not an activity so tedious he can't be bothered to disguise his loathing from the telescreens. Know the feeling? Let's hop right in. At the... More  →
Blogging 1984: III (Part I, Chapters 4 & 5)

The Saddest Fictional Sacrifices of All Time

By Vitoria BasJune 28, 2016
The self-sacrifice is an essential plot-point in so much of fiction. It can be redemptive ("Look...at...me..."), allegorical (when in doubt, safe to assume Christianity), or the ultimate Edible Arrangement (say it with sacrifice)!  Which category do each of our 10 saddest More  →
The Saddest Fictional Sacrifices of All Time

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: October 13, 1955

By Nicole DiekerJune 27, 2016
Dear Diary, You will not believe what happened today. I can scarcely believe it. It began this morning, when Elphinstone asked me to meet him in his office. I must admit I'd been avoiding his office of late—passing him documents in the hallway, taking a week-long trip to Scotland—and so... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: October 13, 1955

10 Disclaimers for Books You'll Read in High School

By Maura Barry-GarlandJune 24, 2016
Never judge a book by its title, because more often than not, the title is a lie. You won’t know what you’re getting into until you’re elbows-deep in a story you didn’t sign up for and it’s too late to turn back. Maybe this doesn’t... More  →
10 Disclaimers for Books You'll Read in High School

Today In Harry Potter Controversy: Was S.P.E.W. Secretly Awful?

By Lanie NajjabJune 24, 2016
We're all familiar with Hermione’s quest to guarantee the rights of house elves through the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare, right? Many of us admired—nay, applauded—her humanitarians efforts. But is there a darker side to this seemingly upstanding organization? Could Hermione's intentions, so pure on the... More  →
Today In <em>Harry Potter</em> Controversy: Was S.P.E.W. Secretly Awful?

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 6 (The One Where Human Beings Are Apparently Just Falling From the Sky Now)

By ElodieJune 24, 2016
To catch up on chapters 1-5, click here! Last time, Ralph called a family meeting and made some suggestions for the good of society, like not pooping on the food, to which everyone unanimously said, "Nah." This time the chapter opens in a rather... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 6 (The One Where Human Beings Are Apparently Just Falling From the Sky Now)

5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

By Klara SteevesJune 23, 2016
Prior to this slideshow, if someone had asked us to name one thing we'd do to make the Weasley twins even better, we would have slapped them grandly across the face and declared, "PERISH THE THOUGHT, YOU UNMITIGATED DUNDERHEAD. THOSE GINGER HOODLUMS ARE PERFECTION." But afte More  →
5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers