Transitioning from Summer to School by Gabriella Indart

The Harbinger

Although no one wants to hear the dreaded s-word, school is here and it’s here to stay for another 180 days. From the looks of it, every student will be begging for their summer to come back with bags under their eyes on the first day back to school. In order to avoid falling asleep the first week of school or dashing off every morning without the school forms you need to turn in, here are some tips to lighten the load.

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The Most Popular Book Of All Time

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Whether or not you’re a Christian or read the Bible, I think you’ll find this infographic pretty interesting.

The Bible, by far, is the “best-selling” book of all time. In sheer numbers, just look at how it compares in terms of copies sold.

Also, of note, the infographic shows the books with the largest word count. Mission Earth by scientologist wack job L. Ron Hubbard has more than 1.2 million words. I wonder how many of those words Tom Cruise has read?

Second is a novel I’ve never heard of called Sironia, Texas by Madison Cooper. It weighs in at 1.1 million words. The King James Version of the Bible has a little over 788,000 words, which ranks fifth.

Interesting stuff here. Anything surprise you?

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Class of 2015’s Senior Crowning (in Photos)

The Harbinger

This morning’s crowning marked a new generation of seniors at MLEC, granting them not only pride and seniority, but also feelings of exhilaration and eagerness for their final school year. Even faculty and staff, including principal Mr. Parker, were moved by Class of 2015’s senior crowning.

Mr. Parker, principal of MLEC, shows his support for and pride in Class of 15. Mr. Parker, principal of MLEC, shows his support for and pride in Class of 15.

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J.K. Rowling Needs to Write More Harry Potter-Related Stories

Nerdophiles

In early July, J.K. Rowling published a short story to Pottermore. It was written from the perspective of journalist Rita Skeeter, chronicling Harry Potter and friends at the Quidditch World Cup. It was brief, it raised more questions than it answered, but ultimately, the reaction of the Harry Potter fandom was unanimous:

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Today on Pottermore, Rowling released more original content on Celestina Warbeck, aka The Singing Sorceress. Warbeck’s known for her hit song, “You Stole My Cauldron, But You Can’t Have My Heart”, which you can listen to on Pottermore. The excerpt on Celestina is fantastic and great, but really all it’s doing is making me wish there were more novels about the wizarding world of Harry Potter waiting for me to read for the first time. Even though Deathly Hallows ended beautifully, I just wish that it wasn’t truly the end… I just…

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I’ve heard lots of different things…

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Still Not Entirely Sure What Homestuck Is

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5 The “god tier” Homestuck pixel that was made for me (honestly, I forgot half the things I learned about the fandom in less than two weeks).

A week or so ago, Daniel made me a little Homestuck pixel after figuring out what Homestuck character I am, an identification only made possible through the completion of personality quizzes that took at least two hours to complete.

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Visual Storytelling: Tips from Photographer Laura Cook

The Daily Post

There’s a difference between photography and visual storytelling. You can easily take a photograph, but not all photographs tell rich stories.

You’ve heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” many times, right? As a photographer, I believe this is true when we dedicate ourselves to seeking out images that really tell a story.

We often take images that are part of a set or portfolio, but it’s also important to seek out pictures that can stand alone — that invite you in and make you feel like part of one particular story. Our camera is a tool we use to tell that story, to capture not only a moment in time but also something bigger.

Laura Cook is a humanitarian and travel photographer who spends most of her year in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She loves meeting new people, and through her work, strives to highlight human dignity amid life’s struggles.

Laura blogs at The…

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