Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Between the Lines

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Between the Lines: ‘Feed’ remains relevant, topical in modern times

By Alexa Dumas “We Americans are interested only in the consumption of our products. We have no interest in how they are produced, or what happens to them once we discard them, once we throw them away.” In the near-future, the...

Between the Lines: ‘Drama’ encapsulates queer youth experience

By Alexa Dumas “It’s one thing to dream it…and another thing to actually build it.” Middle school often helps shape adolescents and who they are. Drama club is the only activity that gets Callie through one of the most awkward times...

Between the Lines: ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ explores love, loss

By Alexa Dumas “It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength.” Imagination is one of the largest aspects of childhood. These creative and fantastical elements...

Between the Lines: ‘The Hate U Give’ sheds light on police brutality

By Alexa Dumas “What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Starr Carter was dividing her time between two places and two personalities: the Black side of Garden Heights where she...

Between the Lines: Novel changes name, minds

By Alexa Dumas “She looked in the mirror and gasped. Melissa gasped back at her. For a long time, she stood there, just blinking. George smiled, and Melissa smiled too.” Six large letters in the colors of the rainbow sit on...

Between the Lines: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ ignites discussion

By Alexa Dumas “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.” Imagine a world without books. Important writers and thinkers throughout history are pulled from personal shelves, thrown outside and burned. People are persecuted for...

Between the Lines: Young adult novel creates discussion on trauma, rape

By Alexa Dumas “You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.” Melinda seems like the typical freshman high school student: shy, anti-social and an outcast. This feeling seems to be elevated, as the reason for...

Between the Lines: ‘Gender Queer’ battles ban

By Alexa Dumas “Sometimes I feel like my brain is a machine built by someone who lost the instruction manual.”  How does society shape a person’s identity? How can society be harmful to one’s view of themselves? What does one do...

Between the Lines: Novel challenges reader’s viewpoint

By Alexa Dumas “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” Out of the blue, Janie Crawford made an unexpected return to Eatonville, Florida. Janie was seen as a respected person within the town, as her second husband was...

Between the Lines: “Looking for Alaska” gives new outlook

By Alexa Dumas “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” What is life’s great purpose? This is the question that Miles Halter wants to know. Nicknamed “Pudge” at Culver Creek boarding school in rural Alabama, the...
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