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In our last podcast, we tackle the debate around books that are turned into movies. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the...

Recommended reading list for college bookworms

Recommended reading list for college bookworms

Jacqueline Morales // August 29, 2018

As a college student, have you ever put off reading books for something more exciting? Or maybe you have not come upon a good read in a while and you're feeling nostalgic? Maybe you just need to restock...

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Keep your mind active this summer

Danielle Cortes // May 15, 2018

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a...

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Learn to live your best life with ‘The Four Agreements’

Danielle Cortes // March 24, 2018

Finally, warm weather is here and a lot of free time will be spent under the sun. With the bright weather and school starting up again after spring break, why not pick up a book and learn about your...

Luke Davies talks about his screenplay for the movie “Lion” at Ziing Recital Hall Thursday night. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl // February 16, 2018

Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long...

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Education hindered by overprotective parents

Megan Mann // October 4, 2015

Do you know what really gets my rocks off? A scientific book about a woman whose cervical cancer cells are taken without her knowledge and used to change the course of medical history. Damn. It's better...

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Censorship app harms rather than protects

Megan Mann // April 1, 2015

Book censorship has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of, especially now that it's as easy as downloading an app. The Clean Reader app is designed to go through unsuspecting works of literature...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Good book hunting

Megan Mann // March 10, 2015

My mother and I have a confession to make: we're addicted to reading. We love that feeling of a smooth book cover in our hands as the smell of ink and dust wafts from the crinkly pages; our eyes and minds...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Daisy Dardon // February 6, 2015

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Read the book first

Daisy Dardon // January 17, 2015

I’m watching T.V. and suddenly there’s a movie trailer for a book that I just read. The trailer looks decent and I get excited and think that maybe this time they will actually get it right.I...

For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz // October 3, 2014

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to...

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez // January 22, 2014

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required."...

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