The Spectrum

From left to right: “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, “2 States” by Chetan Bhagat, and “Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. 

Top Four Reading Recommendations

Anushka Srivastava, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

In the last year, we’ve all had an abundance of time on our hands. I, personally, spent the time combing through my father’s library. Here are some of my favorites. The first of the four that I’ve...

Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List

Stay busy while stuck inside by picking up a good book
Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2020
As students, it's really easy for reading to feel like a chore you do for school and not something you keep up with in your free time. Being stuck inside while you socially distance yourself provides the perfect opportunity to finally get back into the habit of reading for fun or to read the books you've never found time for before.
Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List

Stay busy while stuck inside by picking up a good book
Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2020

As students, it's really easy for reading to feel like a chore you do for school and not something you keep up with in your free time. Being stuck inside while you socially distance yourself provides the...

Go Grab A Book!

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor March 12, 2020
Exploring the downfall of reading outside of school during high school.
Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer reading list
Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus May 10, 2019

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Don’t thank me, thank Mr. Barry. I read this book first semester in my Utopian and Dystopian Literature class and it completely blew me out of the water. Mandel...

“This book is definitely the best of the Harry Potter Series it’s the fourth one, it’s the big tournament one...I like the part when he goes under water and grows water, and there’s all these prisoners and mermaids, I really recommend reading it. I recommend this book to those who want to relive their middle school memories, it’s a good read even though it is pretty long.”-Sam Hykes ‘20

Book recommendations

Eliot Mitchell, Staff Writer December 2, 2018

Libraries offer multiple resources

Libraries offer multiple resources

Sarina Dev, Creative Director December 2, 2018

The Hennepin County Libraries provide great resources for both academic and leisure reading. Library cards are free for Hennepin County residents, and the library has an automatic renewal system to help...

Personalizing English curriculum

Examining implications of choice reading
Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor December 2, 2018

On the first day of school, Spanish teacher Jon Dicus asked his students how many of them had read a book, in any language, for pleasure over the summer. Only two students raised their hands. Due to limited...

Leisure reading declining

Leisure reading declining

Finding time to read
Emily Carlisle, Staff Writer December 2, 2018

In the past few years, the amount of teens who utilize reading for pleasure has seemingly decreased. According to the American Psychological Association, less than 20% of teens report reading books, magazines...

Summer sports reads

Summer sports reads

Check out these great sports books for a summer of action, intrigue, and entertainment
Will Kaback, Sports Editor May 28, 2015

Sports books are a great way to fulfill the necessity of a solid summer book. They come in both nonfiction and fiction form, and encompass an area as wide as the sports they cover. During long summer...

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