The Rebel book club
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Reading selections for students on the go and in the know
Rage to Survive
by Etta James and David Ritz
The world lost a very talented musician last week. Etta James was an iconic singer who brought much to the world. Rage to Survive is about the tragedies and successes she went through. It is a reminder that no matter what you’ve been through or are going through, you still have the ability to show the world the best of you. The power of one’s story helps another finish writing theirs. James’ story is nothing close to normal and she doesn’t apologize for any of it. This makes you respect the woman she really is and though she has passed away, she has left the world an amazing voice and a story to know.
The Fallback Play
by Leigh Stein
Esther Kohler is an unemployed graduate student dreading the fact that she has is moving back home with her parents. She had a different life planned out for her, but for now she has to learn responsibility and grow up. Her mother forces her to babysit a family that lost a child. She sees and feels the emotions running through the family and learns a lot about life and how important it is. Responsibility is something life gives you, whether you want it or not. If you know how to control it, life won’t have to control you. Join Kohler during her humbling summer experience. For those of you graduating this semester, it might give you some insight.
“Wikipedia in the
by American Journalism
If you haven’t noticed yet or are wondering why Wikipedia is currently “shut-down” then this article will give you an idea of why and when this has happened. Wikipedia is a fast and easy way to look up answers to general questions we may have. Though it is not a valid source for school work, it does help with things outside of school, such as illnesses. But it also is full of invalid and biased information, which is why we shouldn’t use it for scholarly purposes. This article talks about how many people in America use Wikipedia, including newsrooms. There are references and input from The New Yorker and Wall Street Journal as well. How often do you Wiki?