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Posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

          The book Million-Dollar Throw tells the story about Nate Brodie, a star football player, who gets the chance to throw a pass from the thirty-yard line through a small target during halftime at a Patriots game on Thanksgiving night. If Nate makes it, he wins a prize of one million dollars. A lot of the plot centers around Nate’s friendship with his best friend Abby who is going blind due to retinitis pigmentosa. Nate figures if he makes the…

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Posted on April 11, 2017 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

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          “Me being biracial, me being from Canada but having success in the States, I have all these moments in my life where I'm jumping roof to roof. Black to white” -Drake. In the novel Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña, the main character, Danny Lopez, navigates his own problems that deal with themes of personal…

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Anything Is Possible If You Believe

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

          What would you do if you knew that at any given moment you and everyone else you know could be dead? In the rare event that you do survive nuclear war, is there any reason to live after everyone is gone and almost everything once standing has been demolished? In the ‘60s in the United States, the threat of nuclear war was an ever looming factor that managed to work its way into the lives of millions of Americans. Obviously, nuclear war with the Soviet Union was…

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Thawing Out

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

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          There's that tingly feeling again. Sure, everyone gets it now and then if their foot falls asleep but, that's usually all it is. For Dane Rafferty, the tingly feeling starts in his feet while he's competing in a ski race and progresses throughout his entire body.…

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