‘5th Wave’ packs a punch

January 26, 2016 Kayla Whittle 0

By Kayla Whittle Staff Writer  Alien invasions. Families separated. An apocalyptic world. Hearing these descriptions might bring to mind any of the terrible (or terribly entertaining) sci-fi novels. Aliens just aren’t as scary as they […]

New novel explores Norse myth

November 10, 2015 Kayla Whittle 0

By Kayla Whittle Staff Writer In a world where mythological creatures and Norse gods like Loki and Thor truly exist, 16-year-old Magnus Chase is just dying to have an adventure — literally. Rick Riordan’s latest […]

‘Inside’ the adolescent mind

September 9, 2015 Kayla Whittle 0

By Kayla Whittle Staff Writer It’s safe to assume that nowadays anyone you meet will have watched at least one Pixar film, if not a dozen. They have all been visibly, creatively and emotionally stimulating […]

‘Things We Know By Heart’ leaves no impact

April 30, 2015 Kayla Whittle 0

It appears a recent trend in the young-adult publishing industry is to push forward countless novels that center their plots around tragedy. Jessi Kirby’s “Things We Know by Heart” is an interesting take on this current theme, as it seems to take place after the traumatic incidents that would typically take center stage in other novels. […]

‘Museum’ ends trilogy with powerful nostalgia

February 11, 2015 Kayla Whittle 0

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is the end of a beloved trilogy that began in 2006. The film again follows the misadventures of Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), only this time, the tablet that brings everything in the museum to life at night begins to lose its power. This leads Larry to London to find the Egyptian pharaoh (Ben Kingsley) who originally created the tablet. But of course, he can’t accomplish anything on his own. Many familiar faces are there along the way to help him in his journey, including a few fun appearances of characters from the first movie. […]