Books

Watching the Watchers: Constitution Week leads unto Banned Books Week

Hayden Memorial Library assembled its censored books display September 25 to kick off the American Library Association and Amnesty International’s annual Banned Book week, the last in September. “It’s a way to defend the freedom of expression,” said Elizabeth Cook, Hayden Memorial Library’s instructional design librarian. This is Cook’s first year as one of two…

Review: Solheim’s first fiction novel, “Ali’s Bees” debuts in paperback

“Ali’s Bees” is the debut work of fiction by Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim. The story follows a year in the life of orphaned Iraqi refugee and elementary school student, Ali Salam. He has moved to Los Angeles with his beekeeping grandfather after his parents were killed in the Iraq War. Ali is a…

Expressions of Becoming: The English Society’s 2nd Annual Poetry Contest

Editor’s note: The caption in the featured photo has been changed from the print edition to accurately show the winners of the poetry contest. Damian Delfin was listed as a second place winner. He won third place. To appreciate the written word is one thing. But to actually write your heart and soul onto paper…

Love, Literature and Lesbians

Before professor Anna Villeneuve’s lesbian romance novels reached the shelves of the Hayden Memorial Library, not much from the genre was present at the library. Villeneuve is an English professor who published her first book, “Take only Pictures,” in 2014 under the pen name Laina, a combination of her and her wife’s first names. She…

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Alternatives to the Owl Bookshop

Facebook: The Citrus College Textbook Exchange Students can list and purchase books they have already used. Because it is student-to-student, there is little worry about getting the wrong edition, having the book lost in shipping or even having to pay for extra fees. Students typically sell the books at a lower price than other places….

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Buying books without breaking the bank

If you are like many Citrus College students, this semester’s book buying has been put off. According to the National Association of College Stores, the average student will spend approximately $655 on textbooks per year so if you want to save money here are a couple of suggestions. One of the common alternatives to buying…

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Bookshop, coffee bar closed today and tomorrow

  We’ve posted several reviews of nearby eateries and coffee spots, so if you need a caffeine fix or a snack to get you through that riveting lecture on the atomic mass of nitrogen, come prepared the next two days. Both the Owl Bookshop and newly added Art and Coffee Bar will be closed until July 3…