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BRANDON LIU

Napoleon’s greatest work: Battle of Austerlitz The muskets were firing and the soldiers were yelling. The boom of cannons and screams of pain from troops from both sides sounded across the battlefield. But the violence kept going, and suddenly, the bugle sang the song of war and the sound of hooves thudding against the dirt could Read more…

CHLOE ZOU

The Rescuers movie (an adaptation of Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers and Miss Bianca) is an exciting and fun movie that keeps you in suspense at times, making you wonder what will happen next: especially the parts where Bernard and Miss Bianca were getting chased by the crocs, or when Evinrude was being chased by a Read more…

JONATHAN LIM

Fording the River to Grab Independence  As the soldiers grabbed their oars preparing for the cold journey ahead, they knew that this could be the crucial moment that changed everything. They plowed ahead of the ice and strained against the current to cross the icy Delaware. Determination kept them warm as they crossed the dangerous Read more…

OLIVIA LIU

“The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” by Dylan Thomas describes an internal conflict he has with his body as he struggles to grasp how to describe himself as nature. This poem is composed of vivid comparisons between parts of himself and free-flowing aspects of nature in the world that surrounds him. Read more…

OLIVIA XU

Giant panda, ailuropoda melanoleuca, is a typical bear. It is completely white except for black fur on its ears, around its eyes, muzzle, legs, and shoulders. Giant pandas first became endangered in 1990 due to excessive poaching in the 80s and deforestation, depleting their bamboo food source. However, in 2016, their extinction status got boosted Read more…