Better by Atul Gawande: A Surgeon’s Notes on Humanity

In a stunning collage of metaphor and medicine, seemingly unrelated vignettes of consultations, treatments, and surgeries are woven together to create conclusions that reflect upon human nature and the state of medicine. Atul Gawande’s breathtaking sophomore work, Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, is infused with countless insightful lessons on improvement, shaped by his personal […]

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Movie Review: Moneyball

Today, in most sports more money equals more wins. So I was immensely amazed to find out that in the 2002 season of American baseball, the nation’s lowest-salaried Major League Baseball (MLB) team put together a 20-game winning streak, despite beginning the season with 11 consecutive losses. I believe ‘Moneyball’ is a movie nobody should […]

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Spooky Season Recommendations: Halloween Edition

As exams have finally ended and students have a week off to unwind, The Woodstocker discovered 10 spooky recommendations for the best books and movies to get into the Halloween spirit.  Movies recommended: It  It, a 2017 supernatural horror, is a movie about a group of seven friends (The Loser’s Club) who are tormented by […]

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Review: Fahrenheit 451

“If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.”  A few years ago we had a new English teacher in the school and for introductions, she asked us to tell her our names and our favorite books. Some people named really good YA books, while others named childhood favorites. But […]

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Review: Stand By Me

“Our stand can be against someone or with someone.” As we grow up, our life changes in profound ways. Some of us make new friends, some of us change schools. Some might even go through bigger, deeper changes that have traumatic impacts on our lives. So, how do we move through these changes? “Stand by […]

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Review: Shutter Island

Shutter Island is a murder mystery film made in 2010 that is sure to keep you entertained. Shutter Island is the name of an eerie island located off Boston, where a civil war fort has been converted into a prison for the mentally insane who have committed crimes such as killing their own family members. This […]

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