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YouTuber writes hit book on personal struggles

YouTuber writes hit book on personal struggles

Monica Hart, Copy Editor

May 2, 2017

Hannah Hart is a breaker of boundaries. She first rose to fame by accident, after uploading a video of her getting drunk and cooking to make a friend smile. Within a few days, that video had gone viral and she used this opportunity to make more episodes. Thus, “My Drunk Kitchen” was born. Hart’s...

“Wrecked” questions campus rape culture

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

October 24, 2016

As college students, our world is saturated with the possibility of sexual assault. Every week, students seem to be receiving emails about assaults on campus. Although most of us push it aside and choose not to dwell on the ‘what ifs’, author Maria Padian chooses the opposite: she takes the issue hea...

Royal Reviews: ‘Maybe Someday’ book review

February 12, 2015

  Every once in a while, I like to pick up a book that seems to be somewhat of a mindless read. Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, this round’s pick was “Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover, which depicts the aftermath of a college student’s breakup. Initially, I was under the...

Royal Reviews: Book Review: ‘We Were Liars’

December 11, 2014

  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a work of young-adult fiction that takes readers down a winding road of horror and mystery with a plot-twist so sinister one might be left guessing until the end. I’d be the liar, however, if I told you not to be skeptical of this one. But enough bad pu...

Royal Review: Book Review ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’

October 23, 2014

  If there was a literary cannon for modern young-adult fiction you’d probably find a few Harry Potter novels in there, maybe The Hunger Games, definitely something by John Green; basically anything that’s been popular enough to be ruined by a movie adaptation. Also on that list w...

Book Review: ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green

Review by Hilary Igl
Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

  “Looking for Alaska,” by popular American novelist John Green, follows Miles Halter as he journeys through his first year at Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama. Based on the description of the book, I was under the impression that “Looking for Alaska” would revolve around...

Book Review: ‘It Happened in Wisconsin’ by Ken Moraff

Review by
Lauren Piek,
Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014   “It Happened in Wisconsin,” by Ken Moraff is a fictional novel about a ragtag minor league baseball team, the Racine Robins, and their quest to change the world during the Great Depression. As someone from Wisconsin, I picked up the book because the title caught my...

Book Review: ‘Dr. J: The Autobiography’

Review by Lucas Wimmer
Opinion Editor

March 12, 2014

  “Dr. J: The Autobiography” by Julius Erving and Karl Taro Greenfeld is a great way to travel into the mind of one of the most prolific dunkers in the NBA. For someone like myself who loves sports history, it was a riveting tale and gave a great look into Erving’s life. However, there...

Book Review: Divergent

February 12, 2014

  “Divergent” is a dystopian novel full of action, bravery and a focus on the fear of being different. Dystopian novels have recently been a major phenomenon, and while it is great to have an abundance of people reading the subgenre, it also means there is a lot of crud to pick through...

Book Review: ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight’

October 21, 2013

  Once every few weeks, there comes a book that is slightly cheesy and predictable, but adorable nonetheless. “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E. Smith is one of these books. Like most books or movies that fall into the “romantic comedy” genre, “The...

Book series review: The ‘Delirium’ Trilogy

Commentary by Lifestyle Editor Abbie Reetz

April 17, 2013

  Shortly after starting the first book of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy, one major thought kept running through my head: move over, Hunger Games. There’s a new dystopian trilogy in town. Like the popular Hunger Games series, the Delirium books (Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem) are...

Book Review: “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around The World”

February 27, 2013

  “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World” by Matthew Goodman is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read. Do you like action?  Is international travel one of your favorite topics? Are you a big fan of history, journalism or women’s...

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