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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…

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…

The Strippers, Bob Ross and Expense Nye Stroll into a Bar:...

This one grammatical mark seems so trivial, yet plays a crucial role in the modern writing world. Popular culture loves to talk about it, grammar snobs love to rant about it: the (in)famous Oxford comma. For some odd reason, the Oxford comma took the world by storm, and now we must all have a position…

Wish To Progress at Vital Believing? Read Books.

Reading ushers you into a realm of imagination and creativity. It gives you an escape into a private world within your mind. Reading entertains and provides stories that bring people together. But most importantly, reading helps you develop key skills necessary for future success and life, critical thinking skills. 1. What is Critical Thinking? Photo…

8 Poetry Collections to Contribute To Your Summer Season Checking Out...

We’re in the middle of a poetry Renaissance, capitalize on it this summer. Do you love poetry more than any other written art form, or did studying Shakespeare’s sonnets in sixth grade English class scar you for life? No matter your relationship with poetry, you can find a poet or style of poetry that suits…

The 5 Books You Required to Read This Summertime

Some students lie on a beach somewhere, drinking up the sun all summer. Others sit hunched over in a desk slaving over summer classwork. But it’s still summer so, pick up a book. Let it wash over and transport you to another world. If you’re looking for the perfect book for your vacation, pool-side lounge…

No English Significant Is Alike

Someone asked me what my major was, so I told them English. The first comment out of their mouth was, “I don’t know how you can read all those classic novels.” Excuse me? Did I hear that correctly? I asked her what she thought an English major entailed. “Well don’t you just like read poems and…

Checking out University in crisis in the middle of concerns over...

A major British university is in a financial and governance crisis, having reported itself to regulators over a £121m loan. The University of Reading has confirmed to the Guardian that it is investigating whether it improperly benefited from the sale of land belonging to the National Institute for Research in Dairying trust, with the £121m…

10 Fiction Books to Get Your Winter Season Break Repair

Upon the finishing of finals and the subsequent yet welcome lack of material to study, it can be relaxing to dive into a fiction book. You can now read not because you are required, but because you want to. Here I have compiled a list of some of the latest and most enjoyed books. 1.…

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