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Abby’s Anecdotes: Books that go beyond their binding

Through the years, Hollywood has popularized many books by making them into blockbuster movies. Broadway has also gotten in on the trend, turning great books into plays and musicals.  While typically the remake is never as good as the original, sometimes it gives the first one a run for its money. “The Help”: Usually, if I […]

Every year for Christmas, my dad buys me and my brother technology-related gifts. When he bought me a Kindle Fire one year, I anticipated a paradigm shift in how I enjoyed one of my favorite pastimes — reading. There had been Kindles and other e-readers around my home before that point, but they had never […]

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Author reviews Black Panther Party history at Lindquist Center

On Monday evening, professor and author Waldo Martin discussed misconceptions about the Black Panther Party at the Lindquist Alumni Center. Martin, a professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, highlighted his book “Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party,” which he started writing in 2004 with co-author Joshua […]

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On a cold afternoon outside the Weber County Library’s north branch, Melissa Zuckerman, a youth services librarian, stood in front of a dozen noisy children, a sheaf of notes in hand. “Today, we are going to learn about some of the monsters from ‘The Odyssey’,” she said. She launched into her presentation, telling stories of […]

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Every few semesters, Weber State University offers students classes to analyze TV shows and novels. These classes are offered mainly to English major, but attract other undergraduate students as well. “I every now and then will teach a class on television,” said Scott Rogers, who teaches a class on zombies. ”A couple of years ago, I […]

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Author, philanthropist, teacher and Weber State University alumnus Ralph Vander Heide shares his knowledge of storytelling in his books. His books, “German Leaves” and “Chris and Louisa,” gave him the opportunity to put some of his thoughts and research on paper. His extensive travels and education have given him insight into the past and the […]

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