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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Student Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Cover from the DragonLibrary Catalog

The Hunger Games is an adventurous, suspicious, and entertaining story.  It’s mainly about a girl named Katniss, and she gets picked to go in an arena and fight to the death of one person. I really like this book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens. You would like this book if you like… The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.

- Bethany, RRHS Student

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Faculty Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Cover from the DragonLibrary Catalog

Dad is mad. And when your dad happens to be Zeus, well the punishment can be a bit different than just being sent to your room. The Greek god Apollo must now live as a mortal teenager as punishment for the gods' recent battle with Gaea. He must face off against unknown enemies as they try to wrest control from the gods of Olympus and save his children and friends from harm at the same time. And so begins Apollo's many trials and hardships to regain his immortality. I most definitely recommend reading this book. It is full of action and humor. It is fun to read as Apollo struggles with mortality and living with his children as well as the perils they face as demigods. It made me look forward to continuing to read about Apollo's further adventures and is a very good follow up to all the other Percy Jackson novels by Riordan.

- Michael Russell, RRHS Staff

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Princess' Diamond Jubilee

Image by Elena Casagrande

Diana rocks slowly in her favorite chair, admiring the last golden rays of the Themyscirian sunset diffracting around the edges of her invisible jet, looking fondly back on her day. Clark, Bruce, Hal, and Orin all dropped by to bring wishes and reminisce about past adventures; even Barry put in a brief appearance, late as usual. Gathering her breath to blow out the 75 star-shaped candles atop the red, blue, and gold sheet cake her granddaughter gingerly placed before her, Diana closed her eyes and silently petitioned Hera:
Watch over those loved ones who are not present. With a soft sigh and a quiet smile, our heroine returns her focus to the present, rises, and retires to the warmer interior of her ancestral palace to escape the evening chill, assured that today she was once more victorious.

Perhaps, in some alternate continuity, Wonder Woman would celebrate this year’s milestone birthday like that, but the Amazon princess that we love is NOT that sort of septuagenarian! In fact, as our Diana turns 75 this month, she continues to fight for America, "the last citadel of democracy and of equal rights for women"— as she always has, just as her creator William Moulton Marston intended. In fact, this “little old lady” will be bringing the fight back to the big screen in a new movie arriving Summer 2017, to inspire the next generation of fans.

Happy birthday, Wonder Woman! You’ve fought the good fight for seventy-five years.  And we need you now, as much as ever.