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WORD OF THE WEEK
onset (n): the beginning or early stages.
The walls withstood the onset of the first battalion.
MATH PROBLEM OF THE WEEK
Jorge’s current hourly wage for working at Denti Smiles is $12.00. Jorge was told that at the beginning of next month, his new hourly wage will be an increase of 6% of his current hourly wage. What will be Jorge’s new hourly wage?
SCIENCE VIDEO OF THE WEEK
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty … and what curses accompanied Cinderella’s looks?
Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris’s path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household — and the treacherous truth of her former life.
Summary provided by Goodreads.