Cunningham, a junior sociology major, says she was assaulted and robbed off-campus as a sophomore by a former UC football player, whom she did not know.
A children’s area provides the free opportunity to work on a variety of art projects.
When I was growing up, I read a lot of books and I learned a lot of words but I didn’t necessarily know how to pronounce them.
After I was married, I used the word cacophony, which I pronounced CACK-ah-phony. One of the benefits is that you create a community of readers. Especially for the kids who are here a lot, it’s a place to go and feel comfortable.
Her goal: make busy, tech-savvy adolescents fall in love with reading. As of March 1, the 640 students on the secondary campus have checked out 6,339 books this school year.
They flock to fiction, vastly prefer real books over audiobooks and -- no surprise to Mom and Dad -- seriously forget to return materials on time (current overdue items: 748). Walker is the calm, literarily minded center of the reading, discussing, researching, perusing that goes on in the popular Media Center -- and she's convinced she's got the best job in her school.