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Book Review: Jurassic Park

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Melissa Rojas January 17, 2019

Most people know the movie "Jurassic Park," which was directed by Steven Spielberg and was released on June 11, 1993. Its box office gross was recorded at $357 million in the U.S. However, not many people...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review

Ryan Mancini August 24, 2016

While it has not been 19 years after the last book, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is a direct follow-up to the previous book in J.K. Rowling's series about a wizarding world and "The Boy Who Lived." The...

HBO star Lena Dunham pens first book, but it’s nothing viewers haven’t heard before

Kristine Malicse October 15, 2014

by Kristine Malicse, contributor The name Lena Dunham has become a household name for the modern “millennial” feminist or women who missed out on the “Sex and the City” franchise. Dunham...

Young adult novel touches on sensitive issues in high school

Neelofer Lodhy September 24, 2014

Review by Sarah Reyes Title: Falling Into Place Author: Amy Zhang Original Publication Date: September 6th, 2014 Original Price: $10.99 (Paperback/Ebook), $17.99 (Hardcover) Number of...

“The Reconcilers” displays great art but has a complicated storyline

Angela Melero December 6, 2010

Graphic novel “The Reconcilers” delivers a story that is unique in delivery but difficult to keep up with due to its complex details and facts. The creators of the novel are a team of comic-book...

Ken Follett’s “Fall of Giants” has shallow characters in an ambitious timeline

Contributor November 1, 2010

For his latest epic novel, “Fall of Giants,” British author Ken Follett set himself an ambitious goal: write an engrossing, somewhat historical account of the events of the early 20th century.  “Fall...

CSUN professor publishes women’s empowerment guide

Angela Melero October 11, 2010

Chicana/o studies professor Diana Contreras is teaching college women a lesson in identity in her book titled “Meditations of a Warrior Goddess Diva.” Contreras writes that all women possess within...

Bus trip inspires ‘epic travel’ novel

Kelly Moreno May 5, 2010

Kelly Moreno, contributing reporter Journalist and aspiring author, Ryan Bartek, aka: Ghost Nomad, Benedict Badoglio, or Jack Cassady, debut novel “The Silent Burning” is pending re-release and...

“Generation Change”:150 ways to change the world

Geraldine Marquez April 1, 2010

Star rating: 5 out of 5 stars "Generation Change" outlines the steps we can all take in order to change our society and mold it into a more generous, open-minded culture. The front cover of the...

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