The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Movie Discussion

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recap by Genevieve Harvey, age 13 Many people feel uncomfortable talking about the issue of mental illness, and thinking about how they can deal with it or how they would react when hearing someone’s story. The Teen Advisory Board has tackled that phobia by showcasing a movie and discussion every month relating to mental illness. […]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story — movie discussion

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recap by Angel Gomez & Genevieve Harvey Even though we live in an age where we can access information almost instantly, sometimes it’s hard to spread awareness of certain topics society views as “problems” or “controversial.” An example of this is the topic of mental illnesses, mental health, and how to seek help. The Teen […]

Utawarerumono — teen review 2

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Review by McKenna Blackshire, grade 8 Utawarerumono by Leaf Utawarerumono, much like the classic anime Fruit Baskets, explores the nature of humans with animal characteristics and features. The anime introduces many characters to the audience, but manages to individualize them enough for you to recognize them and get a sense of their identity. It also […]

Utawarerumono — teen review 1

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Review by Elisabeth Eubank, grade 12 Utawarerumono by Leaf In episodes six to ten of Utawarerumono, we watched Hakuoro rally men around him, attacking the imperial city and gaining the role as emperor after his former adversary Benawi kills the former emperor in an act of valor. Onkami visits the new ruler, deeming him much more […]

Anime Club: Review and Overview

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Review of the Santa Catalina Branch Anime Club by Coleman S., teen reviewer A while ago, I started watching anime and thought, “Man, it would be great if I could share this with someone.” Well, fast forward about five years and I met Deborah Takahashi, a Branch Librarian for the Pasadena Public Library. Immediately, we both […]