Famous Libraries: The Vatican Library

The Vatican Library, located inside the Vatican Palace in Rome, Italy, is among the oldest libraries in the world. In fact, it’s so old that its history is divided into five periods: the Pre-Lateran, Lateran, Avignon, Pre-Vatican, and Vatican period. All of the periods span over nearly 600 years.  When the Vatican Library first opened in 1448, it held over 3,500 works of literature, which made it the most extensive library in the Western world to date. 

Famous Libraries: The Wren Library

When you picture a library in your mind, what is the first thing you see? It might be rows and rows of books, comfy chairs to curl up in, or amazing architecture. The beautiful thing about libraries is that wherever they are in the world or whenever they were constructed, each has a story to tell, whether through the books they house or the artwork within their walls.

A Bite-Sized Conclusion

Staying true to the podcast’s theme and name, my bite-sized podcast ends with some reflections about the podcast’s journey and thoughts on this internship as a whole. Content creation is a special challenge in itself. Creating something new each week was an interesting process to go through– some parts were enjoyable, while other parts were a drag.…

Enter Stage Right, The Video Essayist

Honestly… Learning bits and pieces of information traditionally can cause a headache. Whether reading a dense, jargon-filled article or sitting through a slide show lecture taught by a professor, learning about new topics become boring, making us disinterested in whatever is being taught. Nowadays, most students just go to Google and YouTube to fully grasp the concept they are learning.

“I am Iron Man” By Abby Gross (’26)

“The truth is… I am Iron Man.”

This is the iconic phrase that almost any film watcher recognizes as both the start and the end of an era. Many can recognize this phrase as the one spoken by Tony Stark at the end of ‘Iron Man’. This 2008 film kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shows Tony Stark taking on the role of the weapons creator for the Avengers and moving on to his journey to becoming a true hero:

This phrase has had a significant impact on the film industry as it marked the true beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The Found Family in A.A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” by Syd McMillin (’25)

Children’s literature is a genre that focuses on simple storytelling for the sake of its audience’s understanding, but also often incorporates life lessons that help young people navigate challenges such as friendship and family. One common way that children’s literature does this is through the trope of the “found family”–a group of non-biologically related characters that form bonds that enable them to act as an interdependent unit, similar to a biological family.…