Remembering a Sci-Fi Great

by Asiya Haouchine

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” — Douglas Adams Like many great things, Douglas Adams’ life was gone too soon—today marks his 65th birthday. The humorist and novelist wrote one of the funniest, most recognizable science fiction series that has garnered a massive fan following, even after… More Remembering a Sci-Fi Great by Asiya Haouchine

REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF MICHAEL S. HART AND HOW HE CHANGED READING FOREVER

BY LAURA RUTTAN

“20 or 30 years from now, there’s going to be some gizmo that kids carry around in their back pockets that has everything in it-including our books, if they want.” — Michael Hart, 1998 Michael Stern Hart was the legendary founder of Project Gutenberg, the oldest and largest digital library, and creator of the first… More REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF MICHAEL S. HART AND HOW HE CHANGED READING FOREVER BY LAURA RUTTAN

Am I being too pedantic?

By Emily Zimmer

“Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future.” — Jim Rohn New words have always been drilled into our minds. Initially small and minimal in complexity, vocabulary was learned through spelling tests and sentence practice. Over the years,… More Am I being too pedantic? By Emily Zimmer

Some Faerie Good Reads for a Courtly Spring Break

By Theresa Kurzawa

With Spring Break approaching fast, it’s time to stock up on some books to last you the week. Whether you’re spending your time at home or on a beach, a good read is essential for any successful break from school. The books that become popular in the Young Adult genre of literature range from a… More Some Faerie Good Reads for a Courtly Spring Break By Theresa Kurzawa

Remembering Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

By Emily Catenzaro

“It is well-known that there are many faces in the world over the finishing of which nature did not take much trouble, did not employ any fine tools such as files, gimlets, and so on, but simply hacked them out with round strokes: one chop-a nose appears; another chop-lips appear; eyes are scooped out with… More Remembering Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol By Emily Catenzaro

Does Anyone Really Know What Alt-Lit is?

by Alexandra Cichon

My freshman year of college, spring semester 2013, I found myself standing on a rooftop in Brooklyn with people I didn’t know. What we did have in common was our ability to Instagram the Manhattan skyline and our following of alt-lit, or Alternative Literature. The semester before, I had discovered Steve Roggenbuck whose poems were… More Does Anyone Really Know What Alt-Lit is? by Alexandra Cichon