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Posts published in January 2022

Book Nook: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

This historical fiction novel focuses on Belle da Costa Greene, an actual person, and her choice as a light-skinned, black woman to “pass” as white so she can work as JP Morgan’s personal librarian. This decision, although it opens up this amazing career path for her, leaves her ostracized from her family. She becomes stuck in a very precarious balance…

Testing Anxiety

Student testing anxiety has become more prominent in today’s world with jobs becoming more competitive. It’s not a surprise that it’s a fear among students that they can fail. Studies have shown that over 18 percent of students have high test anxiety for tests, and that number is only going to rise. In the recent decade it’s more common that…

A Moment in History: The Ice Age

After the dinos went extinct, the world became colder and colder. Many other animals became extinct. However, some new animals evolved that were able to handle the cold: The saber-toothed tiger, the wooly mammoth, and the Neanderthals, also known as the cavemen. They developed spears to hunt down the mammoths for food, and even invented staples of modern life such…

How to Relax Over the Long Weekend

Have you ever had a break that’s been so incredibly boring that you happily anticipate your return to school? Well, worry not! Today, let’s put an end to that depressing predicament. As the four day weekend is pleasantly creeping up on us, let’s discuss five ways to relax over this weekend.  Play a Board Game with your Family A classic…

The Complexities of a Snowflake

First, it’s important to understand how snow is different from ice. Ice is when liquid water turns into a solid (ice). Snow is when gas (in the form of water vapor) turns straight to a solid, skipping the liquid stage.  A snowflakes’ shape depends somewhat on the environment in which the snowflake is forming. Temperature, humidity, or change in course…

An Interview With Winter

Hear ye, hear ye, good people of the Earth. It has been quite a shock to hear your dastardly opinions on the season of winter. This person says winter’s too cold, that one says it’s too snowy. This one says there’s not enough daylight and sun, that one says the heating bill’s too much.  Enough, oh enough, of this complaining,…

Fort Blunder: The Anti-Canadian Fort in Canada

The War of 1812 saw America and Great Britain clash once again over restrictions on sea trade and want of each other’s land. Back then, Canada was a British territory, and America was worried about an invasion from above. After several attempted incursions on both sides, America decided to build a fort up in Lake Champlain to help them defend…

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