Forgetting December: The devolution of the world’s holidays

Conor K. Staff Writer Since the dawn of man, celebrations have been ongoing in honoring the world’s greatest culture’s greatest triumphs and the heroes that brought them fame. Many of these ancient celebrations are still practiced today, now taking the shape of massive festivals more akin to modern day society. However, some of the original […]

The Harper Lee sequel not meant to be

Conor K. Staff Writer Acclaimed American writer Harper Lee has been in the news recently due to the sequel to her world-famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  The sequel, currently titled Go Set a Watchman, is now on preorder from major book sellers and will be available on July 14th of this year.  Lee has […]

Book VS. Movie: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s vs. Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

Conor Kelly Staff Writer Book versus movie: it is one of the oldest debates in the history of motion picture.  As authors write their masterpieces, visionary directors try their best to capture the literary magic in the form of a movie.  Many a controversy surrounds these so-called “book movies,” with issues relating to contents of […]

Midterm elections: Shaping the future of our country

Conor K. Staff Writer On the night of November 4th, the United States carried out the midterm elections. All 50 states decided on their governors, senators, and house members; these elected officials are in charge of law making for future generations. After the polls closed, a clear victor was crowned.  The Republican Party swept through […]

Standing Up For What You Read

Conor K. Staff Writer There is one class that all Woodstock students have in common: literature. All students are required to take four years of some form of literature or another to graduate.  However, literature is not always fifty minutes of looking deeply into symbols or plot; it is a world of fantastic stories of […]