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Excelsior! Remembering the Marvelous Career and Life of Stan Lee

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'Avengers: Infinity War' film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Apr 2018
Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' - Arrivals

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

November 27, 2018

Comic book author and creator of characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man and the X-Men, Stan Lee, passed away on Nov. 12 at the age of 95. Stanley Martin Leiber was born to Romanian-Jewish immigrant parents in New York City on December 28, 1922. In his teens, Leiber got his fi...

Me Before You Review

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Isis Frazier, Reporter

November 2, 2016

I had never heard of Me Before You by JoJo Moyes until I saw the movie trailer. Because I instantly fell in love with sweetness in the trailer, a greater force then told me to run and purchase the book before the movie came out. I took the book on summer vacation with me, yet I never touched it for a w...

HCP Book Fair

You can buy books like Sisters, Sorta Like a Rock Star, and The Dead Gentleman during the week of 27-31.

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

October 24, 2014

Calling all bookworms! The HCP Book Fair is back again. From Monday the 27th to Friday the 31st, there will be all kinds of books for sale in the library. You can buy one anytime from 7:30-4:30. Just a few of the books being sold are The Book of Bad Things, The Maze Runner, and Mutation. The ...

Book chatter with Kat and Monica: Burned by Ellen Hopkins

Book chatter with Kat and Monica: Burned by Ellen Hopkins

Monica Threatt and Kat Leenders

April 9, 2014

Ellen Hopkins is a woman of many talents, and like her her main character in the book Burned, she has overcome many adversities in life.  Twice divorced and former victim of domestic violence, Hopkins uses verse style writing that allows her readers to engage in a tantalizing read and to dissect the pass...

Book chatter with Kat; Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

Book chatter with Kat; Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

March 25, 2014

Daria Snadowsky’s book Anatomy of a Single Girl comes out as a paperback in March, and I got the privilege of reading and reviewing it. The book is the sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend and centers around Dominique’s (Dom) life after breakup and the summer in-between the sophomore year of colle...

Book chatter with Kat and Monica: The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Book club members (left to right) Jarek Howell, CJ Koso, and Godwin Shokoya discuss Mark Haddon's

February 24, 2014

Author and cartoonist Mark Haddon is widely known for his ground-breaking novel of 2003, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." The novel features a child called Christopher Boone who solves the murder of his neighbor's dog. After launching his investigation Christopher unlocks hidden...

Reading outside the classroom

Kat Leenders, Reporter

December 3, 2013

Students at Harding read literature ranging from “Great Expectations” to “Hamlet” for their English classes that take up much of their time, but some still manage to find time for reading books that they like outside of class. According to, the most popular genres for teens are...

Book chatter with Kat and Monica; Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Book chatter with Kat and Monica; Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

November 6, 2013

In Orson Scott Card's novel, "Ender's Game" humans are preparing for war against giant ant-like aliens. After an initial attack made 50 years ago, humans have set out to end all future wars. To achieve their goal Earth's brightest children have been training for battle before they were out of diapers. Card's...

Book chatter with Kat and Monica; The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Book chatter with Kat and Monica; The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

October 10, 2013

Students primarly only hear about Indian reservations in lectures and textbooks. "In class, it's just words in a book," said senior book club member Elise Widmer. The reality of modern reservation life is not something people generally know much about. In Sherman Alexei's novel he presents the...

Storytime with Rebekah: Divergent

Storytime with Rebekah: Divergent

Rebekah Dow, Reporter

April 16, 2013

For its March meeting, Book Club read Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent is a dystopian novel about Beatrice, a girl who doesn’t quite fit in with her family’s focus on selflessness. She lives in what was once Chicago, but her world is quite different from ours. People in Beatrice’s soci...

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