Review of A Night In Brooklyn

By Erika Berger Recently, Rupi Kaur’s poems have been the face of contemporary poetry. Although people find consolation in her words, I found a deeper, more meaningful comfort in A Night in Brooklyn ̧ a book of poems written by D. Nurkse. The book was published in 2012 and is only 82 pages long, but the poems … Continue reading Review of A Night In Brooklyn


Khalid receives 5 Grammy Nominations

By Allison Kamel “I want to go to the Grammys one day,” tweeted Khalid on January 26, 2014. On November 28, Khalid learned that his dreams came true. Grammy nominations were announced and he received five nominations. He is nominated for Best New Artist, along with Alessia Cara, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA. He is … Continue reading Khalid receives 5 Grammy Nominations


By Allison Kamel On April 3 and 4, Caitlin Shetterly visited SJC Long Island to talk about her book, Modified. During her time on campus, Shetterly visited individual classes, as well as held open book talks during Common Hour on Monday and on Tuesday evening, which included a book signing. Additionally, Shetterly attended dinner on … Continue reading Modified

Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Erika Berger If you’ve ever watched and enjoyed the insight of a video on YouTube that lets you see how the brain of someone with ADHD works, then this novel by Mark Haddon is perfect because it has a very similar and interesting concept. The protagonist and narrator is 15-year-old Christopher who is writing … Continue reading Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

13 Reasons Why You Should Read Thirteen Reasons Why

By Erika Berger  Thirteen Reasons Why is a novel by Jay Asher about a teenage girl named Hannah who has recorded the reasons why she committed suicide. She’s passed the recording via cassette tapes to 13 people to explain how each person influenced her decision to end her life. The novel is narrated from the … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why You Should Read Thirteen Reasons Why