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The Crossover's Must-Read Books for Summer Break

The Crossover’s Must-Read Books for Summer Break

Crossover Staff May 6, 2021

Haley Seymour, Editor in Chief- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was probably my favorite book I read last summer. The book follows Kya Clark, or “Marsh Girl,” if you’re talking to the people...

Alternate cover for 'The Hate U Give.'

Police Brutality, Social Responsibility, and The Hate U Give in 2021

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor May 4, 2021

In Feb. 2017, Angie Thomas published her debut novel, The Hate U Give. Now, just over four years later, it’s more relevant than ever.  When The Hate U Give first hit shelves, it was an instant success....

O'Kane wearing her

Alexa O’Kane: Graduating, Releasing a Book, and Writing Music Reviews

Rebecca White, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

“I wouldn’t say I’m really scared, I feel very ready. Champlain, by the end, definitely makes you feel ready to take on a career; take on whatever the next step is for you,” Alexa O’Kane says...

Ginny and Georgia poster, from IMDB.

Ginny and Georgia: A Beautifully Unique Disaster

Eric Banks, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

In this day and age of endless rehashes, a show that blends genres can feel like a true breath of fresh air. Some of the most creative and inventive shows on television have proven that alternating various...

Earl Handy serves up sandwiches at Handy’s Lunch, a local diner (Credit: Burlington Free Press).

Earl Handy’s Journey in Local Business

Aki Fairbanks, Contributor April 15, 2021

“There are not many family owned businesses that have been around for 75 years,” Earl Handy said. “So, it really makes me feel proud of what I’m doing and keeping the legacy that my grandparents...

The Rising Popularity of “Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.” Podcast

The Rising Popularity of “Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.” Podcast

Preston Banas, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

“Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.,” a new Spotify podcast hosted by former president Barack Obama and rock legend Bruce Springsteen, showcases the political divide and hopeful unity moving forward in...

Daft Punk. Credit: David Black

The Slow Death of Anonymity in Music

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor March 9, 2021

As of Feb. 22, Daft Punk are no more. With little to no fanfare, the duo, comprised of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, uploaded an eight-minute video titled ‘Epilogue’...

Hannibal: The Goriest Love Story of All Time

Hannibal: The Goriest Love Story of All Time

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Once upon a time, there was a one-of-a-kind show on NBC called Hannibal, created by cult TV writer Bryan Fuller. The show was a very loose adaptation of the highly popular book series by Thomas Harris,...

Promising Young Woman: A Promising Start for Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman: A Promising Start for Emerald Fennell

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The world is not a kind place to women. That’s not to say that we haven’t made great strides reaching true gender equality, especially given the #Me Too movement, but we’re still not quite there...

Art Credit: Bel Kelly

Current Student Advice for the Class of 2025

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor March 1, 2021

Choosing which college to attend as a high school senior is always a big choice, but now, with the restrictions on dorm living, most classes being taught at least partially remotely, and a general air...

Chauncey T. Beaver wearing a mask before everyone went virtual.

A Professor’s-Eye View on Fall 2020

Bel Kelly, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

At first glance, professors are feeling the same way about this semester as we are. Professional Writing professor Sheila Liming, this semester her first at Champlain, describes it as, “Challenging,...

The Crossover's List of Books You Must Read Over Winter Break

The Crossover’s List of Books You Must Read Over Winter Break

Crossover Staff December 8, 2020

Haley Seymour, Editor-in-Chief- In my senior year of high school, I read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and it ended up being one of my favorite books. A young, white girl named Lily Owens runs...

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