The New Medium: Advertising

The New Medium: Advertising

When there are hundreds of different styles, sizes, and colors of blue jeans, it takes more than just “Buy our product, we are better!” to make it to the top of the sales charts. You can no longer advertise just the jeans; you have to advertise the lifestyle and culture...

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He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

I yelled ahead, asking for the time. Four-fifteen. We had been walking for two hours nonstop since the last break. Roughly six miles since we started today. The hip straps on my thirty-five-pound pack were sinking into my already bruised and tender flesh, causing me to all but scream into...

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Teen Review: St. George and the Dragon

Teen Review: St. George and the Dragon

Elena Praggastis and her mother Brenda both read Michael Lotti’s new book, St. George and the Dragon. They agreed to read the book separately and write separate reviews, so that we could share with you both parent and teen perspectives on the book.  Here’s Elena’s response to the book. Click...

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Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story about a monster created out of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and greed. What most people take away from the text is that industrialization creates terror, and that romanticism, the rejection of advancement and industry, is a hero. However, this is a very broad version...

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