“Habit” and the Beginning of a New Era for Megan and Liz

By: Máire Hannigan

Megan and Liz are back! We’ve featured these two before and are thrilled to be hearing new music from them. “Habit,” released on July 31st, launches their new “older” sound as they’ve grown as artists and as young women. They’re 24, dealing with more mature feelings and experiences, so it’s only natural that they exemplify that through their music. Continue reading

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20 for 20: 20 inspiring quotes from the Harry Potter Series 20 years after it came to be

By: Sam Miller

20 years ago, J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter. Her words, like the magic in her stories, filled many muggles with a sense of wonder and happiness. To this day, they remain inspiring as ever, reminding us that, even though her books may have ended, the magic of them never will. Here are 20 of our favorite quotes from the Harry Potter series: Continue reading

10 Tips for First Time Teachers

By: Kate Pallini

Ever since 10th grade, I’ve had my sights set on becoming an English teacher. Through the years, I’ve met people who have grown to become my closest and best friends, and many times, they were older than me and becoming teachers as well. Watching them go through education programs, student teaching, and eventually, becoming full-time teachers, there was always one warning that I’ve always been given: “Your first year will be the hardest.” No truer words have ever been spoken. My goal here is to try to give you my best tips from what I’ve learned on this crazy roller coaster ride so far!
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The Wishing Tide: A Book Review

By: Sam Miller

The Wishing Tide by Barbara Davis tells the story of three main narrators: Lane Kramer, who moved to the island Starry Point, North Carolina, five years ago after divorcing her husband; Michael Forrester, an English professor on sabbatical in Starry Point who claims to be looking for a quiet place to finish writing a Charles Dickens memoir; and Mary Quinn, a local “bag lady” who appears on the dunes every morning to stare out at the ocean. Continue reading

Tips for Surviving Your First Year of College

By: Kaycee Grancher

So you’re in college now. Wow! You’ve spent months picking a potential school, filling out applications, filing for scholarships and financial aid, and now you’re here! Suddenly, you’ve been given freedom that you didn’t have in high school. That is so exciting! But, keep in mind that with this freedom comes responsibility. Listed below are some tips to help you survive your freshman year and have an overall fantastic college experience. Continue reading