Cracking a Cold One with the Books

By: Parker Gregory Shpak

Two of my most frequented hobbies are reading books and drinking beer. My favorite hobby, however, is reading books while drinking beer. Herein lies a primer for those of you who have perhaps dabbled in these pastimes, but have not yet mastered them in combination. Beer has as rich a history as literature and is… More Cracking a Cold One with the Books By: Parker Gregory Shpak

Books and Videogames: A Marriage of Two Mediums

By: Autumn Magro

I love videogames more than books – sometimes. It’s not easy to admit that books are not my one bountiful passion in life (because how romantic is that?), and it’s taken me even longer to rationalize the two together. Unlike books, there is a negative connotation with video games. There is a good possibility that… More Books and Videogames: A Marriage of Two Mediums By: Autumn Magro

Ten Books I was Assigned to Read as an Undergrad that Actually Didn’t Suck

By: Amanda McCarthy

It happens every semester. You arrive on the first day of class, sit down, and pour over the list of assigned texts that you will need to trudge through over the coming months. You remember something your tenth grade English teacher said about the classics being important and every time a professor stands in front… More Ten Books I was Assigned to Read as an Undergrad that Actually Didn’t Suck By: Amanda McCarthy

A Foray into Fantasy: Seven Must-Read Recommendations

By: Rebecca Hill

    The first book that I ever fell in love with was Dinosaurs at Dark, the first of the Magic Tree House series .  I remember sitting alone on the living room carpet at six years old when, suddenly, I realized I was reading a “real” book with no trouble.  There was something curious… More A Foray into Fantasy: Seven Must-Read Recommendations By: Rebecca Hill

Potato-Ball Days: Spring Cleaning and Rediscovering the Thrill of Pleasure

By: Nicholas DiBenedetto

“Put all your books on the floor.” Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Spring has finally woken up here in New England! Okay, maybe not quite yet, but I’m sure I heard him rustling around in his room. Honestly, I don’t know how he can sleep… More Potato-Ball Days: Spring Cleaning and Rediscovering the Thrill of Pleasure By: Nicholas DiBenedetto

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Books That I’ve Binge-Read in 24 Hours (That You Probably Could Too)

By: Breanna Patterson

Oh, the joys of a book that you can blow through in a single day. It’s magical how some writers can drag you into their work and make you completely unwilling to put their piece down. In the spirit of “a bit of light reading,” as my beloved Hermione Granger would say, here are 10… More Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Books That I’ve Binge-Read in 24 Hours (That You Probably Could Too) By: Breanna Patterson

A Poetry Sancocho

By: Gabriela García Sánchez

Sancocho is a stew from Puerto Rico—there are variations of this stew throughout the Caribbean—that dates back to when the Spaniards originally brought African slaves to the island. Since that time, it has been passed down from generation to generation before landing on my table. The integrity of this recipe has been kept intact over all… More A Poetry Sancocho By: Gabriela García Sánchez