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The Annual YSU English Festival

The Annual YSU English Festival

Zackary Oliver, Contributor

May 2, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

Wednesday, April 26th marked the official date for the start of the annual YSU English Festival. On that day, 10-12th grade students went to the campus. On April 28th, however, 7-9th grade students are able to go to the festival and participate in the...

Lowellville Drama Club Prepares For Opening Night

Lowellville Drama Club Prepares For Opening Night

Taylor Wensel, Contributor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

Starting on April 28th and running through the 30th, Lowellville’s Drama Club will be presenting A Night Of Blacker Darkness. The story follows the journey of Frederick Whithers, who was wrongfully imprisoned for a crime that he has not committed (yet)...

Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo Switch

Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo Switch

February 9, 2017

The Nintendo Entertainment System-Nintendo's first hit and one of gaming's first consoles that made video game industry as big as it is today. Later this year on March 3rd, Nintendo will launch the Nintendo Switch,  their newest console that is looking ...

The Lowellville Drama Club

The Lowellville Drama Club

Zackary Oliver, Contributor

November 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

The Lowellville Drama Club is one of the most hardworking and creative clubs in school. The Drama Club puts on plays during the year and focuses on acting during their meetings. It  allows students to express their creativity with other students. They meet ...

“Bloodline” by Kate Cary

Zackary Oliver, Contributor

November 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The novel,  Bloodline was written by Kate Cary, who has authored other books such as some of the Warrior Series. She is from Birmingham, England and has written books for many years. Bloodline is a fictional book that has many horror and Gothic elements. The book is entirely written through letters and journal entries and is said to be an unofficial sequel to the original Dracula book. Bloodline is geared towards young adults or teens as there is a lot of action and romanc...

“The Demon King” by Cinda Williams Chima

Nathan Williams, Contributor

October 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A fictional high fantasy set in the magical world of The Seven Realms, The Demon King offers an exciting story about a “magical thief and rebellious princess” that readers of all ages from young adult and up can enjoy. The Demon King is the first of The Seven Realms Series, the second series authored by Cinda Williams Chima. Her most popular and first series, though, is likely The Heir Chronicles, with its first book published in 2006 and latest book in 2014. Meanwhile, The Seven Re...

Book Review: Robinson Crusoe

October 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Written in 1719, the Tales of Robinson Crusoe is still popular in the world of literature  today. The author, Daniel Defoe, gives readers a glance at the struggles of a man trying to survive in this exciting piece of historical fiction. It is geared more toward younger adults, though people older (and even younger) may find the book enjoyable and interesting. However, the old language can make the story hard to follow for the younger audience. This classic piece of l...

2017, YSU, English Festival

Zackary Oliver, Contributor

October 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Student Life

Each year Youngstown State University has the YSU English Festival. The festival provides a chance for approximately 3,000 students in junior and senior high school from Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties in Ohio to show off their reading and writing skills. Throughout the year the students will read the several chosen books, then go to YSU to listen to some of the authors speak and participate in activities. Mrs. Miller, a teacher at Lowellville added, “I attende...

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