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Yearly Archives: 2017

Trump declares opioid crisis a national public health crisis

Trump declares national opioid crisis a national public health emergency President Donald Trump has taken long awaited action in response to the increasing epidemic of drug use. On Thursday Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the large opioid crisis a

Turtles All the Way Down, A new novel by John Green

October 10th 2017 and Turtles All the Way Down marked the return of YA powerhouse John Green. Green’s previous novels include Printz-Award Winner Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and the international bestseller The Fault In Our Stars. Turtles All the Way

Halfmoon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Every year, Half Moon Bay, a relatively small coastside community just 30 miles south of San Francisco, hosts one of the largest Pumpkin Festivals in the nation, if not the world. This year, the Safeway World Champion Pumpkin Weigh-in contest took place on October 14

Is Night of the Living Dead the best Halloween movie?

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead doesn’t seem like much from the outside. It’s a low-budget horror movie with a cast of Romero’s friends and theater semi-pros with a minimal plot, scored by stock music cues, and shot in black and white to save

Review of The Closing of the American Mind

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published 30 years ago. Bloom, a little-known University of Chicago professor of political theory, found fame as the author of an immediate hit, present on the minds and mouths of students, intellectuals, and the common citizen