Category Archives: English

Library Link of the Day: LeVar Burton Believes the Stories We Tell Determine Who We Are

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: Click Here for a link to the podcast. LeVar Burton has been a storyteller for decades. From his acting roles as Kunta Kinte in “Roots” and Geordi LaForge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to his decades … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Fingal’s Cave Is So Perfectly Geometric That It’s Almost Unsettling

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: Queen Victoria, Matthew Barney, Jules Verne, and Pink Floyd are not names you usually hear in the same sentence, but then the place that they all share is itself quite uncommon. Known as Fingal’s Cave, it … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: VAPA Week Highlights

Last week, Pacific Grove High School honored student artists of all forms on campus during its Visual and Performing Arts, more commonly referred to as VAPA, Week. Throughout the week, art, culinary, photography, drama, and music students had their talents … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

Courtesy of the Washington Post: “You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes! It’s an odd little speech. But … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Can You Solve the Secret Word Logic Puzzle?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Are you logical? Maybe that’s a trick question, because we’re talking about deceptively difficult logic puzzles. This problem presented by Presh Talwalkar of the MindYourDecisions YouTube channel will test your thinking skills. The following words are written on a … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Poetry Out Loud, Who is Kyla Rubalcava?

The best of the best took the stage on Friday, January 26th in front of the entire student body at the Renaissance Assembly. The three finalists: Katie Bitter, Rachel House, and Kyla Rubalcava, all seniors, battled for the win with … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year’s resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it’s time … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: ‘Mother’ is the most beautiful word

Courtesy of The Telegraph: “Mother is the most beautiful word in the English language, according to the rest of the world. More than 40,000 people in 102 non-English speaking countries rated mother, passion, smile, love and eternity as their top … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Flatland Is a 19th-Century Tale About Higher Dimensions

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “You live in a three-dimensional world, one where you’re free to move forward and backward, right and left, and up and down. You’re also familiar with lower dimensions: a drawing on a page is two-dimensional, for example, … Continue reading

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