Notes From the Shire

The Necessity of Scientific Literacy

Science is pretty neat. It is what allows us to understand and navigate the world in a consistent, predictable way. Science is how we break big questions down into manageable components so we can evaluate the veracity of ideas. The general conception of science is that it is something that only happens in a laboratory setting and is practiced by highly trained and/or educated people.

Why We Should Read the Classics

The youth of today (myself being one of them) are generally more concerned with technology than with literature, and the majority vehemently hate the books that are picked by teachers for English class. These books are often classics, often more than 50 years old, and often written by someone long dead. As highschool students, we categorize these books into a hate list, regardless of the content or genre, solely because we are required to read them.

Movies For the Ages

As a follow up to our earlier “Desert Island Disc” staff project, Northshire staffers recently put together a list of their all time favorite movies. For some reason I can't quite put my finger on, as much as I enjoyed the prior project and love music without equal, there was something even more magical about watching this list of cinematic favorites come together.

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