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More Books to Movies

A number of Young Adult books are in the works to become films. Make sure you read the book before the movies come out! Titles include: Cinder Shadow and Bone (a former Alpha Read) Love Letters to the Dead (a former Alpha Read) Monument 14 The Uglies Legend ( a former Alpha Read) The Selection … Continue reading »

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It’s the 4th of May…

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Spotting Fake News

In the Trump age of “alternative facts”, how can you tell if something is real or not when you find it on the Internet? This infographic from IFLA’s blog is here to help!   [gview file=””]

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Orange Shirt Day

“September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.”  ( This year at Alpha we will be having our Orange Shirt Day on Thursday … Continue reading »

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“Au milieu de l’hiver, j’ai decouvert en moi un invincible ete.”

“In the depths of winter, I found there was within me, an invincible summer.” Albert Camus For a measured response to the Paris attacks, read Mitchell Anderson’s excellent Tyee article: “Responding to Paris, and the Endless Retribution Cycle”

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How Not to Plagiarize

HONOR = Be true to the spirit of the original CREDIT = Cite your sources TRANSFORM = Put the ideas in your words REMIX = Put it all together and create your own (Image source:  Used under Creative Commons license.)   To find out more, watch this video or take SFU’s Plagiarism Tutorial.

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Did You Know?

At least one-third of your classmates are introverts.  These are the ones that prefer listening over speaking, and having a night in with friends instead of going to a loud party.  Introverts are often overlooked, yet they contribute so much to our world. The explosive success of Susan Cain’s book Quiet: the power of introverts in … Continue reading »

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