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Thoughts On the Pandemic: How It Has Changed Us

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Not to state the obvious during these uncertain times.

But the infuriating, killer virus that causes COVID-19 has forever changed our world as we knew it. In oh, so many ways. 

And the changes keep coming. (Not to mention the current surge in the country of new cases.) Got your seatbelt and helmet on? 

As a nonscientist, here's what I know about the fallout from the novel coronavirus, formally known as SARS Co-V-2, that hit the proverbial fan in March.

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Creepy Reads for Teens to get into the Halloween Spirit

We’re still in the midst of a pandemic so it should come as little surprise that Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating will look different this year.

Do not let this stop you from getting into the Halloween spirit though!

Check out one of these spooky titles to get the adrenaline going and give you those frights you are looking for, all from the safety of your home.

Costumes optional.

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Read With Pride

October brings many things—the changing of the leaves, pumpkins, new latte flavors… but one facet of October that sometimes gets missed is LGBTQ+ History Month.

This month commemorates National Coming Out Day on October 11th, as well as the first and second marches on Washington for LGBTQ+ rights in 1979 and 1987.

It’s also interesting to note that LGBTQ+ History Month directly follows Banned Books Week, the last week of September.

LGBTQ+ books are some of the most frequently challenged books in schools, from Captain Underpants to The Color Purple.

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Twisted Fairy Tales: The Villain’s Perspective

Fairy tales are generally associated with children, of good triumphing over evil. 

But what if the stories that we know and love were twisted on their head? 

What if Cinderella was actually a cyborg sent to save the world, or what if the evil queen was simply misunderstood? 

Often, fairy tales are told from one perspective, that of the hero or princess. 

But what if we heard the story from the so-called villain's perspective? 

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