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"Sapiens" is a book deserving more recognition

By Joseph Dieckmann Staff Writer Human beings (members of the genus Homo) have existed for about 2.4 million years. Homo sapiens, our own wildly outrageous species of great apes, has only existed for 6% of that time – about 150,000 years.  So a book whose main title is “Sapiens” shouldn’t be subtitled “A Brief History of Humankind.” It’s easy to

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Classic literature is still relevant in the modern world

By Polina Runova Staff Writers Classic literature has been a part of our lives and communities for many generations, and yet it never seems to grow old. Some would even argue that it is the difference in time that makes these books all the more valuable today. Whatever the reason, teachers and students agree that despite the distant language, classics

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“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” has amazing themes

By Trevor Wilson Staff Writer “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” carries strong themes of racism and perseverance. The theme of racism is topical and will probably be for the foreseeable future; but, it is not why I love this book. The theme of perseverance is what really connected with me and got me invested in what was

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