Netherlands vs America: through the eyes of an exchange student

Each day, foreign exchange students can be found walking the halls of Springfield High School. They come from highly varied locations, cultures and families, yet they all have one thing in common—unique and interesting points of view. Isabel Schuit, an exchange student from the Netherlands hosted by Natalie Berendt, is one of these people. Stereotypes … Continue reading Netherlands vs America: through the eyes of an exchange student

Importance of African-American films and directors

Film has been transforming the perspectives of people for years. Movies eventually moved into promoting civil rights movements such as equal rights for all races. These films changed the hearts of commonly racist people across America; specifically, the lives of African-Americans have been impacted by positive black characters in film and television over the years. … Continue reading Importance of African-American films and directors

A Monster Calls: Patrick Ness’ unique approach to unlocking the child’s mind

Everybody is dealing with something, whether you know it or not. However, in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, the problems main character Conor O’Malley is dealing with are known to everyone around him. At least they seem to believe so. His mother is dying. That’s the part we all know about. Cancer has taken … Continue reading A Monster Calls: Patrick Ness’ unique approach to unlocking the child’s mind