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Student Book Club
Book Club
Student Book Club

 The SAS book group met on Monday, December 16th and discussed their previous pick, Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge; a book that everyone seemed to enjoy and made for a lively discussion. At this same time they made the decision to read An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (her fourth novel) over the winter break. This book has been nominated and received many awards including The National Book Award and The Women's Award for Fiction. Ms. Jones' book has received rave reviews from the likes of the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR and so many more.
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Celebrating Winter Holidays
Winter holidays
Celebrating Winter Holidays

Take a look at JSTOR Daily and their stories on the upcoming winter holidays. If they don't give you a lift and put you in the holiday spirit, they will at least provide you with some interesting trivia.

Stories range from why children are given toys on Christmas to how to say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian, to celebrating Solstice.

The editors put together an interesting piece on their favorite literary Christmas stories, titled 10 Classic Christmas Stories. How Hanukkah Became "Jewish Christmas" and how a minor holiday in the Jewish calendar became so important in America. The artistry and tradition of holiday cards is explained in Christmas, Inc: A Brief History of the Holiday Card. Curious at all about Santa Claus? What Santa Claus Looks Like should answer questions you may have.

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What's on Display in the MCR?
book displays
What's on Display in the MCR?

When you walk through the Main Common Room (MCR) these days you might notice a slight change in the décor.

What once was the home of A. Felix duPont’s (the School’s founder) antique gun collection, are now beautifully crafted bookshelves.

Mr. duPont’s gun collection was donated to the School by his wife shortly after his death in 1948. Cases were built and installed in the Main Common Room where his collection was on display until their recent removal. Students as well as the adult community would often comment on the oddity of storing guns in a school setting. The guns have been removed and donated to the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, DE. Hagley houses a huge amount of the duPont family’s effects and it seemed only natural and fitting for his collection to be sent there for preservation.

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Off Campus Access
Summer Access
Off Campus Access

For off-campus access of any subscription resource (i.e. paid-for databases), you'll be prompted to login first to OpenAthens. Your username is your "firstname.lastname" (for example john.smith); please contact us for the password, or if you have questions.

 

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