Battle of the Books

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What does the phrase “battle of the books” mean to you? If you envisioned something resembling a snowball fight, but with literature as a substitute projectile, you may be disappointed. It is actually more like a quiz bowl for local middle and high school students. On March 3rd, Gannon will be hosting the Battle of […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Find at the Gannon Bookstore

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Let me just begin with a disclaimer: you might not find all of the items on this list surprising. That probably means that you, unlike me, take full advantage of what the bookstore has to offer. For those of you, like me, who think the bookstore has only school books and Gannon gear, this might […]

Pre-Occupied: Top 5 for Fall

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Real talk: fall means the return of good, meaningful entertainment. Gone are the days of vapid summer blockbusters and mushy beach reads. The change of season goes hand in hand with the return of pop culture staples. Here are my top five choices of upcoming books, movies, music and television, guaranteed to keep you cozy […]

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

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Amid the endless number of projects, papers and exams that accumulated during the week, I amazingly found myself with a bit of downtime, so I decided to re-read a favorite book of mine: John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” Named after a Shakespeare quote, it tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old […]

Embracing my inner (and outer) nerd

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I am a nerd.  A colossal, sci-fi-watching, magic-wand-waving, singing and dancing nerd. I’ve gotten to a point in my life that I’m totally OK with admitting this. It’s not really a big secret. I love to talk about the things that I love with my friends. I own clothing from my favorite shows and books […]

‘Sula,’ spicy Thai and Elizabeth Cady Stanton with Ann Bomberger

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Ann Bomberger, assistant professor of English, can often be found on the third floor of the Palumbo Academic Center. Let’s find out all about her. Hometown: Hicksville, N.Y. High School: Hicksville High School Favorite color: Purple Favorite movie(s): “Amelie” Favorite TV show(s): “Frontline” Favorite book(s): Toni Morrison’s “Sula” My favorite food: Spicy Thai Top track […]

N is for Nash

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Whether you need some research help, want to grab a DVD for the night or just want to find a good book to read, the Nash Library is the place to be. After being completed in the fall of 1972, the library was dedicated on September 5, 1973. It was later named the Nash Library […]

Reading, Recharging and Planning for Senior Year

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For most college students, summer vacation means packing up all of their stuff and piling it in the car for the trip back to their hometown. Since my hometown is only 20 miles away, and I have an apartment off-campus, it simply means that I no longer have to go to class. After being in […]

Reading With Your Son: A Bonding & Learning Moment

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When you walk into an elementary education classroom and observe the bookshelves, what type of books do you typically discover? “The Very Hungry Caterpillar?” “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?” “The Rainbow Fish?” Now don’t get me wrong, these are all great books written by outstanding authors. However, we need to take a closer […]