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To Shmoop or not to Shmoop?

Keilana Lorenzana and Heather Wong

April 27, 2015

To Shmoop or not to Shmoop? That is the question that all students, regardless of their English class, have contemplated at one point in their high school careers. Why not turn to a website such as Shmoop, Sparknotes, or Cliffsnotes that gives studentsclear, concise summaries and important quotes,...

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Zoe Chan, Zoe Chan

April 27, 2015

Among all the required reading for seniors are classics like “Frankenstein” and “Hamlet,” but my personal favorite is a story - well, several stories - that are relatively unheard of: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer. As a story of storytelling (think Arabian Nights), stories...