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Finals Are Over!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian You did it!  You made it through finals! If you’re a senior at West or South, you’ve made it through your last ever high school finals. Congratulations! You’ve probably been too busy studying for the

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Saying Goodbye

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As a rule, I’m not adept at saying goodbye. I mean, sure, I can give my parents a hug before I leave, or fist bump my brothers when they’re heading back to their out of

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Speech and Debate

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger Efficient communication is the backbone of success in our society today. It lets us form connections, influence change, and express our ideas and viewpoints. Through sharing with others our thoughts on how to benefit the

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This Year’s Book Gifts

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian It’s that time of year! Many of us are thinking about gifts, and as you may recall from previous holiday seasons, I am a big fan of giving books. I’ve already covered why books make

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Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

By: Ally K., Teen Blogger Let me start by saying that this book was very well written. This psychological thriller was full of romance and mystery which kept me hooked after each page. As I uncovered the secrets of the

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What I Just Read – Girl Mans Up

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Once again, I’ve found a great audiobook to talk about in this edition of What I Just Read. Solid contemporary, with relatable (if sometimes infuriating) characters, with my favorite elements of family, friendship, and a

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Trigun

By: Kaitlyn L., Teen Blogger Hello, my name is Kaitlyn (buddies, and maybe future fans?, call me Kat). I’m 17 years old and I live with my mom, dad and my two year old sister. I’m not scared to say

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Rebels With a Cause

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Teenage rebels – it’s a cliché almost as old as time, and personified in pop culture with books like The Catcher in the Rye or movies like Rebel Without a Cause. But nowadays, there’s more

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On the Topic of “Based On” Movies

By: James M., Teen Blogger In the world of entertainment, one problem which has irked me for quite some time is the increasing number of non-original “based on” movies which reach theaters. These are movies that pride themselves on being

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite holiday. Part of this is because it’s my mom’s favorite holiday, plus I always celebrate with my extended family at my parents’ house, and part

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