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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Author Ransom Riggs on Why You Need to Print Your Instagrams Out

By Janet ManleySeptember 28, 2016
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is something of a school for the gifted and talented, if your particular aptitude is, say, creating fire out of thin air, being invisible, or having a stomach full of bees (same). Like the Xavier Institute, the students at Miss Peregrine's... More  →
<i>Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children</i> Author Ransom Riggs on Why You Need to Print Your Instagrams Out

8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

By ElodieSeptember 27, 2016
Generally, I think we should be reading everything all the time, and it’s ridiculous to me that schools have banned books for reasons like "it uses swear words" or "it’s too sexy" or "it has boys who kiss other boys on the mouth." Like who's actually... More  →
8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

Blogging Moby-Dick Part 3: The Part Where Things Actually Happen

By Elaine AtwellSeptember 27, 2016
Blughoy! (That's "ahoy" when filtered through a mouthful of salt water.) Welcome back to the third and final installment of Moby Richard, the book that's surprisingly easy to condense if you just leave out all the incorrect science and racism. So far, we've discussed the book's characters,... More  →
Blogging <i>Moby-Dick</i> Part 3: The Part Where Things Actually Happen

The Dyslexic Student's Survival Guide

By Paulina BasSeptember 27, 2016
High school is tough even in the best of times (like when it's cheese fry day). But when you're struggling with dyslexia, sometimes getting through the day can feel so daunting that no amount of artificial dairy could give you relief. Luckily, there are things you can do to More  →
The Dyslexic Student's Survival Guide

Auntie SparkNotes: I've Never Had a Group of Friends

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 26, 2016
Hey Auntie, I'm 22 years old, and I'm in my final year in college. I want to say that for me, college has not been that amazing four years where you meet lifelong friends through crazy experiences. I entered college with a difficult major and ended... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I've Never Had a Group of Friends

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 21, 1972

By Nicole DiekerSeptember 26, 2016

One of my second-year students asked me today how a person becomes an Animagus. I like to amuse my first-year students, on the first day of class, by entering the room as a cat and only revealing myself to be their Transfiguration professor

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From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 21, 1972

Will Your Date to the Museum Be a Success or a Complete Disaster?

By ElodieSeptember 26, 2016
I have been on two museum dates in my life. One of them ended with the two of us making out in the back of an exhibit on basket-weaving. The other one ended with me knocking over an expensive globe and the guy never calling me... More  →
Will Your Date to the Museum Be a Success or a Complete Disaster?

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

By Emily BrownSeptember 26, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Hester and Pearl were released from prison. Besides having no friends, they're doing alright for themselves. Find every installment here! Chapter 7: The Governor's Hall Hester is making a trip to Governor Bellingham's mansion for a few reasons: She has to deliver... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)