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I read “Midnight Sun” so you don’t have to

Illustration by Hayden Cooper

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter

September 17, 2020

Popular literature’s favorite clumsy teenager returns alongside her hell-bound boyfriend in Stephanie Meyer’s 672-page “Twilight” companion novel, “Midnight Sun.” 13 years after an early draft was leaked online, the story of the first “Twilight” book from the perspective of Edward C...

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. For the past three years at Whitman (I feel old), I have used my weekly trip to the movie theater to keep me sane. This semester, with my film thesis, oral exams and math written exams looming, the movie industry better offer some high-octane escapisms to keep me fr...

“A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

Dana Thompson

October 11, 2012

After reading the first few chapters of Deborah Harkness' novel "A Discovery of Witches," I sat back and thought to myself, "Aha. So 'Twilight' has finally grown a brain." Fair warning: This novel does contain a vampire love story. The vampire is moody, overprotective and about sixty times older than...

‘New Moon’: Students opt to ‘see it anyway’


November 24, 2009

As mass hysteria swept the world following the release of "New Moon," the second film in the Twilight franchise, even Whitman's legendary bubble was caught up in the wave of excitement. A survey asking Whitman students about the film showed that 41 percent had decided to see it, 44 percent ha...

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