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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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For the avid TV geek, the holidays were fantastic regardless of presents and parties. Not only did we have a “Doctor Who” Christmas special with the much-anticipated regeneration of Matt Smith into Peter Capaldi, but Jan. 1 saw the return of  “Sherlock” for those in Britain and on the Internet. With a recent court ruling […]

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I’m open to the possibility that those who haven’t read the “Hunger Games” books might not get what’s so great about the new movie, “Catching Fire,” but as a fan of the books, I can tell you that it’s not only a great movie, but the best adaptation I’ve ever seen. There’s a huge difference […]

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An alternate title for this column could also be “If you’re going to boycott a movie, make it ‘City of Bones’ or ‘Frozen’ and not ‘Ender’s Game,’” but that wouldn’t have fit on the page, and you need the full title for the effect. At the end of last week, the critically acclaimed science-fiction novel […]

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A new LGBT book club kicked off Sept. 25 at Weber State University. Karlee Berezay, the LGBT advocate at the Center for Diversity and Unity, said the club decided to focus on LGBT-themed children’s books for its first meeting. “People can come along and read stories that speak of the experiences of LGBT people, and […]

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