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Animation Nerds Unite: 10 Gifts for Animation Lovers

Simba… remember who you are! Sure, we might all be 18 to 25-year-old college students with jobs and bills to pay, but a little blast from the past reminds us of all the animated films we once loved. Some of us never grew out of this phase and might still rave at any chance we…

15 Banned Books You Need to Read Before 2020 Ends

Ever wonder why seemingly harmless books like Harry Potter and The Bridge to Terabithia were once banned in the good ol’ USA? Wait — you mean to tell me that you didn’t know some of your favorite childhood books flaunt their banned status? The same ones that shaped you into the person you are today?…

Through Thick and Thin, Harry Potter Made Me a Better Person

Everyone has an anchor. Whether it be a type of food, music or stuffed animal. My anchor happens to be one of the most popular supernatural film series in the world: Harry Potter. Growing up, my parents allowed me to watch the amazing “Harry Potter” wizards in action despite the taboo regarding witchcraft. After watching…

Making poetry optional in GCSE English literature is out of tune...

Ofqual, the exams authority, has announced that next year schools won’t have to do all the components of English literature GCSE. Students must answer on Shakespeare, but can choose two out of three from the 19th-century novel, a modern drama or novel, and poetry, as represented by a themed anthology. So, for the first time…

Making poetry optional in GCSE English literature is out of tune...

Ofqual, the exams authority, has announced that next year schools won’t have to do all the components of English literature GCSE. Students must answer on Shakespeare, but can choose two out of three from the 19th-century novel, a modern drama or novel, and poetry, as represented by a themed anthology. So, for the first time…

Become a Reading Wizard in a Distracted World

When’s the last time you read a book that changed how you saw the world? A book with vivid characters and a gut-wrenching plot, a book that you couldn’t put down until hours had passed and the sun had gone down. In the age of infinite entertainment, with literally thousands of shows and movies at…

Free Books in Quarantine: 12 Ways to Download Free PDF Books

If you have the personal goal to come out of quarantine with a well-rounded mindset, gain new skills for an internship or to entertain yourself, all of these can be gained at no additional cost other than your time. Books help you hit the targets of life. Unfortunately, with the lack of funds in the…

30 Thing to Do to Pass the Time in Quarantine

Corona-who? Boring spring break–what? Yea, we don’t know her. Whether you find yourself stuck at home thanks to the-virus-who-must-not-be-named or some other odd reason, you stumbled across just the right article. Say no to your ordinary Instagram scrolling, Netflix binging and “trying” to act productively. Here lie 30 concrete ways to turn your uneventful spring…

‘Let your kids get tired’: emergency situation guidance from instructors on...

School may have closed for the foreseeable future, and all exams cancelled, but children still need to be educated and entertained – as well as reassured. Many schools plan to send work home and there are lots of free resources available via online platforms such as BBC Teach. But meanwhile, how do you even start…

15 Self-Help Books for College Children Aiming to be College Grownups

Between classes, work, social life and other “adulting” things, life as a college student often feels overwhelming. “It feels like I’m drowning” is a phrase that commonly slips out of students’ mouths. But while there’s no class for “adulting” in college, there are plenty of books designed to help college kids balance the everchanging world…

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