Girl Rising: Film Showing on Friday, Oct. 11th

A group of students will present Girl Rising, an important new film about international girls’ access to education, on Friday, October 11th in the Cabell Center @ 7pm.

Come and be inspired by their stories, and think about what you can do to make the world a safer, more inclusive place for women and girls.

For more information, visit the Girl Rising website.



Halloween Books & Films for Chilly, Dark Evenings

The nights are cold and crisp, the moon is waxing, and Halloween is coming in just three weeks.  We’ve just chosen a display of books and films to help you celebrate the season.


Here are a few of our picks.  Click them to see a full review, and click HERE for a full list of options.

New fiction

Silver, and Tarnished, by Rhiannon Held.Dr. Sleep, by Stephen King.
Raven Girl, by Audrey Niffenegger.
Bone Season, by Samantha Shannon.

Creepy films

An American Werewolf in London
Dracula This is the Francis Ford Coppola version.

Classic favorites

The Shining, by Stephen King.  If you’ve seen the movie, I can tell you that the book is scarier.
Tales, by H.P. Lovecraft.
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley.

We’ll announce news of a costume contest soon.  Happy October!

–Sue & Dennis

Need Help? Writing Lab Meets in the US Library

What can a group of seniors do to help you calm down about your writing assignments?  Quite a lot, it turns out.


Senior writing tutors are available every CoCu to help you. 

I spoke to Nichole Tassoni, the Chair of the English department, to ask her about the tutors’ strengths.  She pointed out that the Writing Lab tutors have years of experience in the Catlin Gabel English program.  They know the teachers and the curriculum, and can be particularly helpful to freshmen, who are just learning how the program works.

Nichole explained that tutors can be helpful at any stage of the writing process, from prewriting to polishing that IR draft.  In short, you don’t have to have a full draft to show them.  Just stop by and help them understand where you are in the writing process, and they’ll find a way to assist you.  All of the tutors are kind and friendly, and are very approachable.

You can drop by the Writing Lab table in the US Library every day but C & G during co-curricular blocks.  If you want to make an appointment, contact the tutors at

See you soon.


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