Canyon Echoes

Stephen King Overview: The Stand

Stephen King Overview: The Stand

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

THE GREAT STEPHEN KING OVERVIEW PART 3: The Stand The Stand is considered one of Stephen King's greatest and most frustrating works, owing mostly to its length. (The Uncut edition runs over 1,000 pages, doubling as a doorstop.) It's renowned for its epic scope and disturbing and depraved imagery, but also...

What Were Your Favorite Childhood Books? (PART TWO)

What Were Your Favorite Childhood Books? (PART TWO)

Oliver Barnfield, Evan Tucker, and Andrew Watson

February 7, 2019


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

Oliver Barnfield-  A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Series of Unfortunate Events was a huge part of my childhood. Ever since I read the first book, I was hooked. It had the perfect mix of humor and sinister undertones. The humor here was self-referential and quite enjoyable, and I loved all the my...

What Were Your Favorite Childhood Books? (PART ONE)

What Were Your Favorite Childhood Books? (PART ONE)

Oliver Barnfield, Baker Tuthill, and Colin Johnson

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts, Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

The mid 2000s were a golden age for YA books. And as kids, we grew up with these colorful and interesting novels. So the Canyon Echoes staff will be talking about our favorites as kids and evaluating whether or not they still hold up. This is just Part One. Part Two will be posted shortly. Oliver Barnfield-...

Michael Vey Book 1 Prisoner of Cell 25 Review

Michael Vey Book 1 Prisoner of Cell 25 Review

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Books

Intro If you enjoy coming home and reading a book then I highly recommend the Michael Vey series the suspense on each page the shocking turns this series is by far my favorite. About the Book The story follows Michael Vey, a teenager who is diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome and has the ability t...

Homecoming Book Review

Homecoming Book Review

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The first book in the Tillerman Cycle, Homecoming is a great book of 328 pages. It was even a national book award finalist. Homecoming is a classic, it was published in 1981. Summary Homecoming is an amazing book about four children, Dicey, James, Maybeth, and Sammy. Their mother abandons them in a m...

Land of Stories: Book Review

Land of Stories: Book Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun

The Land of Stories is an adventurous story of the Bailey twins, combining the well-known classic fairy tales and the modern world into a unique style of the author, Chris Colfer. The Wishing Spell is the first book of the Land of Stories series. Summary Alex and Conner Bailey are entirely different. While Alex...

Are Libraries Still Relevant?

Are Libraries Still Relevant?

Gabriel Paredes, Assistant

December 18, 2018


Filed under Books, Community & World News, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Libraries are the original “core” or “shared” facility, bringing together vast amounts of information in a well-organized framework. However, in the age of Google, this knowledge is readily available at the touch of a button. So much can be found on the internet; from articles and videos to gam...

Bravelands 1: Book Review

Bravelands 1: Book Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Books, Showcase

Bravelands is a new book series from the author of Warriors, Erin Hunter. The first book is titled: Broken Pride. Erin Hunter now concentrates on three different types of animals; lions, baboons, elephants, etc. Instead of focusing on just one animal like the Warriors or Survivors. Summary Fearless,...

Guardians of Ga’Hoole 1- The Capture: Book Review

Guardians of Ga’Hoole 1- The Capture: Book Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Books, Showcase

Guardians of Ga'Hoole is a fantasy book series written by Kathryn Lasky. The first book, The Capture, was published in 2003. Summary Soren is a barn owl (owlet) living in the peaceful Forest Kingdom of Tyto; with his siblings (Kludd and Eglantine) and his parents (Noctus and Marella). But there ev...

“Last Day On Mars” Book Review

“Last Day On Mars” Book Review

Arsh Gupta, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

There are many great things to do to pass time. One of these is reading. Reading is only fun though if you have a good book. One book that makes reading fun though, is the book "Last Day On Mars," by Kevin Emerson. "Last Day On Mars" takes place in the year 2223. The Sun has started going supernova...

Opinions on Reading By Students

Opinions on Reading By Students

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Books, Videos

In classes such as language arts, it is required to read a lot. Though some people enjoy it as a favorite hobby, some do not, and some are still uncomfortable with it. Here are students with each their opinion about reading.