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All the Bright Places By: Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places By: Jennifer Niven

Oxford OH– “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”- Ernest Hemingway At the beginning of this book Jennifer Niven paints a picture of a 12th grader named Theodore Finch perched on the sixth-story ledge of his school’s bell tower, arms extended, welcoming the spectators below to his death scene. […]

The Poet in the Schoolhouse

The Poet in the Schoolhouse

When you think of poets you think of Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway. You wouldn’t think a great young poet would be sitting in a high school teaching teenagers about poetry but he is. Quentin Russell is the Artist in Residence for our school this semester. He runs the Poetry Club which is after […]

The Wall: Complete and Total Unbiased Reporting

The Wall:  Complete and Total Unbiased Reporting

Welcome to The Wall! The most trusted news column on the Tribune for fair and balanced news–all online and all true. Here at The Wall, we take pride in hiring only the most biased reporters and editors from both sides of the political spectrum and have repeatedly won the award for most underpaid staff in […]

Unsolicited Advice to Freshmen Starting High School, or if I had a Time Machine

Unsolicited Advice to Freshmen Starting High School, or if I had a Time Machine

It was 27 years ago that I was a freshman in highschool.  I thought we’d have flying cars by now (what the heck?!).  In 1989 “Hangin’ Tough” by the New Kids on the Block was the hot album, there were no cell phones (but drug dealers and other business persons and expectant fathers had “beepers”), […]

The Revival of Dystopian Novels

The Revival of Dystopian Novels

It seems not too long ago that televisions and bookstores nationwide were plagued with the then-latest trend: vampires. From Twilight to Vampire Diaries, teens everywhere were drawn into the blood-sucking craze. Lately, a new contender has swept the vampire craze under the rug, leading the way to a new era of movies, television and book […]

Talawanda Tribune Goes Digital

Talawanda Tribune Goes Digital

  The Talawanda Tribune, Talawanda’s cherished news source, has embraced change and integrated technology. On April 5th, 2012, the domain name www.talawandatribune.org went live, ushering in a brighter outlook for the future of the newspaper. “In light of print media transforming into digital media, it seems relevant that the Tribune made an online news source for […]