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“On the Road” Review: Just as Boring as the Book

By Wesley Emblidge

December 19, 2012

I feel like I should disclose something to preface to this review: I didn’t particularly like Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” when I read it. I liked the writing style, and thought Kerouac’s overarching description of how his generation acted was somewhat interesting, but I found the narrativ...

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Review: A Successful, If Lesser, Return to Middle Earth

By Wesley Emblidge

December 14, 2012

I was tired when I sat down for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” but excited nonetheless. The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy created one of the best-defined and most expansive universes in modern movie history, but managed to do so while still keeping an engaging story. Unfortunately for “The Hobbit,” it lacks...

America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By Cassie Jeong

October 24, 2012

The other day I was approached by a strange figure draped in only an American flag. The figure held two items, a book and an envelope, both of which were shoved forcefully into my arms. Stumbling backward, I asked who he was. “The future,” the stranger whispered, and disappeared into a puff of red,...

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Manages to be a Solid Entry in the High School Genre

By Wesley Emblidge

September 30, 2012

Being a high school student, I love a good movie about high school. I love the fun 80s movies like “Ferris Bueler’s Day Off” or “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” laugh hard at R comedies like “Superbad” and “21 Jump Street,” and get really invested with all the characters in “The Breakfast Club.” With “The Perks of ...

The Fault in Our Stars Review

The Fault in Our Stars Review

By Nate Vogel

January 15, 2012

You know you have a good book in your hands when it makes you laugh, cry, think deeply of life and death, and feel incredibly awkward at moments. “The Fault in Our Stars” is such a book. The author of “TFIOS” is accomplished writer and co-creator of the VlogBrothers YouTube channel John Green. I...