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Nov 06

Heroes Old and New! by Cody Rasmussen

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 6, 2020 at 1:38 PM by Genesis Gaule

Look up in the sky. What do you see flying, could it be a bird, maybe even a plane? Or is it one of our superheroes.

In this modern world that we live in, superheroes are seen as people (or aliens) in costume, defending the common folk from the “forces of evil.” Every time we turn on the television there is another show or movie that has some form of superhero in it. We have become addicted to seeing them because the idea of a modern day superhero saving the day appeals to us. We want someone to rescue us, and as a result of that so many superheroes have been born.

The Justice League from the DC universe.

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The Avengers and Fantastic Four from Marvel.

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There are so many that have been created; yet before the heroes in spandex and masks, there were others.

Heroes from myths and legends, all around the world. Epics and songs dedicated to their deeds, both good and bad. Born descendants of gods, or blessed by beings of great power, they were the basis of why we became so dedicated to keeping the idea of heroes alive.

Heroes like the:

  • Mahabharata’s heroes, Karna son of Surya and Arjuna spiritual son of Indra.
  • The Greek heroes of the Iliad, such as Achilles, son of Thetis, and King Odysseus of Ithaca.
  • King Gilgamesh of Uruk.
  • The legendary King Arthur of Britain and his Knights of the Round Table.

Heroes are those who are looked up to for their courageous acts or their character. They are role models for those that learn about them, learning from their good deeds, as well as their mistakes. Without heroes our culture would be very different than it is today.

Oct 26

Book Notes 10/26/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 26, 2020 at 9:27 AM by Genesis Gaule

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10/26/2020


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My Captain America by Megan Margulies

A granddaughter's memoir of a legendary comic book artist // Megan’s escape from her increasingly hectic home was going to the midtown studio of her grandpa, Daddy Joe—or Joe Simon, cartoonist and co-creator of Captain America.

A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

Brittany was only a law student when she came across Sharanda Jones—single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South—who was serving a life sentence without parole for a first time drug offense.

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

In an alternate 1880s London, angels, vampires, and werewolves walk among humans in a well-regulated truce. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.

The Distant Dead by Heather Young

When Adam Merkel, middle school math teacher, is found murdered, the small Nevada town must begin its reckoning—from Nora, a social studies teacher who gave up her dream for her disabled father, to Sal, an orphaned sixth grader who had a friendship with Adam.


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