Author Archives: Madeleine Nesbitt

Summer Travels: Poetry in San Fran

This summer is the summer I will forever remember as the summer I discovered that “Frisco” was not, in fact, a nickname for San Francisco, but an actual city in California. Color me shocked (what color is shocked? a vibrant … Continue reading

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Friday Book Club: Beginnings

Hello all, Maddie here! The Friday Book Club is a new, every-other-Friday feature that starts today! I have abandoned Fashion Friday for something that, while it might be slightly more academic, is, in my mind, no less fun. Today, we … Continue reading

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“Emma Approved” Returns Monday

In the first 24 episodes of “Emma Approved,” the YouTube adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma,” the first major plot arc of the novel was covered. We met the idealistic, entrepreneurial Emma Woodhouse (played by an on-point Joanna Sotomura), … Continue reading

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Gatsby’s on Youtube (finally)

The Nick Carraway Chronicles have officially launched. In the style of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this series of Youtube videos is retelling a classic novel– this time, The Great Gatsby, as a video diary. Check out the first video: We’ll have … Continue reading

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Pretty Pictures

My one-month exchange in France is almost over! Here I bring you an update of what has happened so far via photodiary (not that this photodiary is particularly comprehensive, but it is what it is). We start at Saint-Émilion, a … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Mother of Dragons

if you are not in on the Game of Thrones sensation that’s sweeping the nation yet, I suggest you get with it. While some may pass off the show as “porn with a plot” or “just plain disgusting” or “AGHHH EVERYONE IS … Continue reading

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Austen on-line: Sanditon

Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was turned into the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a vlog-show that took the form of a video diary, in which all of the dramas of Austen’s novel play out. Produced by Bernie Su and Hank Green, it was … Continue reading

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Person Appreciation Post: Amanda Chan

Amanda Chan is a senior at Central York High School this year. She’s also a member of the Teen takeover staff here at YDR, and, in addition to that, she’s awesome. Unfortunately, I haven’t met Amanda very many times. Most … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Met Gala Recap

This year’s Met Gala theme was “punk” in honour of the umcoming exhibit at the Costume Institute: “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” This, as is to expected, produced some interesting results. Today you get a mini-recap, with some cute, some awesome, … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Get with Gatsby

My love for 1920s fashion will not be contained– nor will my love for everything Gatsby. I bring you with all my heart a collection of Gatsby-esque clothing: I hope you drown in Daisy Buchanan today. Drowning in Daisy by … Continue reading

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