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

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