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    Book review: The Cormoran Strike series

    By Sammie Hill–   J.K. Rowling, disguised under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, tackles the mystery genre with the masterful storytelling characteristic of Rowling’s other work. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” is the first book in Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series....

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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    Book review: ‘Dark Places’ by Gillian Flynn

    By Sammie Hill–   25 years ago, Libby Day’s brother slayed her entire family in an act that left one sister strangled, the other chopped up by an axe and their mother blown to bits by a...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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    Best books to read in college: ‘White Oleander’

    By Sammie Hill– One of my new favorite novels, ‘White Oleander’ by Janet Fitch tells the story of Astrid Magnussen, a girl who must face life alone following her mother’s incarceration for murder. Following Astrid through her...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • How to deal with being broke in college

    By Sammie Hill– As those of us who have a few years of undergrad under our belt know, and as freshmen will soon find out, the stereotype of being broke in college is very real. Money is...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Staying safe in the summer heat

    By Sammie Hill– Although the warmth of summer facilitates enticing things like sun-tans, bathing suits and boating, summer heat can also pose a danger to those who fail to take the proper precautions. Students should strive to...

    • Posted May 24, 2014
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    How to make study abroad dreams a reality

    By Sammie Hill– Many students come to college with dreams of studying abroad. Incoming freshmen with these hopes can rejoice, for U of L offers numerous opportunities for students to travel abroad. Louisville provides options for semesters...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Book review: ‘Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere’ by Poe Ballantine disappoints, exploits

    By Sammie Hill– Enticed by the title and the fact that Cheryl Strayed wrote the introduction, I decided to purchase Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere on iTunes and read it on my phone,...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Best books to read in college: ‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling

    By Sammie Hill– On the surface, The Casual Vacancy tells a fairly simple story. Following the death of a beloved city councilman, the small English town of Pagford must recover from their loss and elect a new...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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    Best books to read in college: ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed

    By Sammie Hill– Cheryl Strayed is a badass. At only 26, she had endured hardships that broke her to the core. She had suffered loss, tasted pain and futilely grasped for an escape from her grief. She...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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    Best books to read in college: “The Beautiful and Damned”

    By Sammie Hill–   Often overshadowed by “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s earlier novel, “The Beautiful and Damned,” is, in my opinion, his best work. Focusing on the relationship between Anthony Patch and Gloria Gilbert, “The...

    • Posted February 27, 2014
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