Posted on January 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM
When most people hear the name ‘Frankenstein’, they think of a huge, green monster with bolts in his head that walks around like a zombie. However, the original novel by Mary Shelley is not the story you think it is. It’s not about an evil monster causing havoc for the sake of being evil, nor is it about the task of creating this monster. Frankenstein isn’t even the invention; he is the inventor. The monster that most people think is called Frankenstein is actually a grotesque, nameless, and intelligent being that causes enough empathy in readers to make them believe that the real monster is indeed the scientist who created him.
Posted on January 13, 2017 at 04:33 PM
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-algebra Who’s Boss by Danica McKellar isn’t a typical math book. It's a book about how math is everywhere around you. But instead of explaining the world through math, it explains math through the world. Discover Catalogue - Kiss My Math I love this book because I sometimes struggle in math class. I take one look at the numbers swirling in front of me, and my brain defaults to “panic.” One way to help this is to talk to my teacher or my parents. But another solution is to turn to Kiss My Math, because this book is full of little tips and tricks that make math more relatable to me and less frightening.
Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Maybe it’s the fact that I just finished re-caulking my windows, the success of our Yule Ball, or just the relentlessly cheerful march through the holidays, but my cold, cold Grinch-like heart has been feeling a lot more optimistic lately. In keeping with that spirit, I thought I’d try to ferret out the sunny side of some unfortunate circumstances any student in the province is probably feeling as we trudge on into 2017.
Posted on December 20, 2016 at 04:52 PM
Even with its title, Redshirts references cliches of genre-fiction. In the titular case, it is the tendency for (red-clad) Star Trek security officers to die alarmingly often, a technique used by the writers to increase dramatic tension without killing any main characters. Interestingly, it is not with condemnation that John Scalzi writes about these conventions. Quite to the contrary, it is an examination dripping with the writer’s affection towards the source material.