Written by students, for students.
The official newspaper of Crescent Valley High School.
Books of the month:
The Jackaby series by William Ritter
This series, written by an Oregon author, is truly entertaining. Follow the adventures of Abigail and Jackaby as they investigate supernatural occurrences around them. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, thrilling, and intriguing all at once. The Chicago Tribune described Jackaby thus: "He's like Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with a dash of Willy Wonka's deadpan zaniness tossed into the mix." If you like mystery, adventure, great fiction, or all of the above, check out this series.
Other recommendations for this month:
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Looking for a way to read books for free, even though the public library is closed? Have no fear. The library has many resources available from home. OverDrive, CloudLibrary, and the Libby app provide ebook and audiobook access, RB Digital is great for finding magazines and other audiobooks, and Kanopy has free movies, Great Courses and more. All you need to access these is your library card! Happy reading, Raiders!
Jokes of the month:
Why do we tell actors to break a leg?
Because every play has a ‘cast.’
Two tectonic plates walk into a bar. One bumps into the other and says, “Sorry. My fault.”
What do you get when you cross a sorceress with a millionaire?
A very witch person.
Quotes of the month:
“It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.” ― An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” ― Looking for Alaska by John Green
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Kate Voltz
Heartland Humane Society is no exception to the mass closures happening recently. While still taking in animals and doing adoptions by appointment, Heartland and the Heartland Thrift Shop have had to close to the public. Sadly, drop-in volunteers are no longer able to help inside the shelter, and their funding has dropped significantly. But there is good news as well: there is an easy way for you to help. Simply download a free app called WoofTrax (available on Apple and Android) and choose Heartland as your charity. Use the app every time you go for a walk, with or without a dog! If everyone reading this downloads WoofTrax and shares it with family and friends, imagine the good we could do for the animals at Heartland!
- Hope Humphreys
Between politics, a global pandemic, and climate change, the world can feel like it’s ending. But there’s a lot of good news too - good news that often gets left out of the 24/7 news cycle. Here’s just a sampling of the many good things that have happened recently.
- Kate Voltz