December 7, 2016

News & Updates
Check back here each week to see the newest feature to the LRC Newsletter-- Regina Retro. Here, you can watch history unfold through the eyes of Regina Dominican. You'll see former courses in Office Work and Housekeeping, the debut of Regina Dominican's first computer, current teachers and staff in their much younger years, the local impact of national events such as the Vietnam War and the Women's Liberation Movement, and the founding of school traditions we still practice today.

View the entire digital archive of RDHS yearbooks, dating back to 1961, by clicking here.
Regina Retro

Yearbook: 1989

Original Caption: Like Annie Tully, many freshmen are forced into the rear of the car in order to make room for the more privileged older sisters such as Therese Tully.

Visit the RDHS Yearbook Archive by clicking here.
YouTube Pick of the Week

H&M Christmas commercial, directed by Wes Anderson


This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


Silence (1967) by Shusaku Endo

Call Number: FIC Endo
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Father Rodrigues is an idealistic Portuguese Jesuit priest who, in the 1640s, sets sail for Japan on a determined mission to help the brutally oppressed Japanese Christians and to discover the truth behind unthinkable rumours that his famous teacher Ferreira has renounced his faith. Once faced with the realities of religious persecution Rodrigues himself is forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God.

Winner of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, Silence is Shusaku Endo's most highly acclaimed novel and a classic of its genre. It caused major controversy in Japan following its publication in 1967. 

Watch the trailer for the upcoming film based on the book, adapted and directed by Martin Scorcese; releasing in theaters on December 23, 2016.

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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & The Fall of Imperial Russia  (2014) by Candace Fleming

Call Number: 947.08 F54
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"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918." -- The Wall Street Journal
Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs-at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost ; The Lincolns ) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. --Goodreads

"For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming's extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." --Booklist

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Prisoner of Night and Fog  (2014) by  Anne Blankman
Call Number:  FIC Blankman
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***Abe Lincoln Book Award***

In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth-even if it could get her and Daniel killed?
-- Goodreads

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