By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor in Chief


The only full week of J-Term classes just ended and you might want a small push to get you through the next two weeks.

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The Chalk Man, retrieved from Goodreads


Read The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

When Eddie was a child, a tragedy struck his town. The body of a young girl was found in the woods, but no one knew who it was. The event damaged everything, including his friendships. 30 years later, drawings of chalk men begin appearing around his house – the same ones he and his friends drew in their childhood. Watched by an unknown outsider, Eddie has to finally solve the mystery of the girl’s body from 30 years ago.





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Listen to Serial by This American Life.             If you’ve somehow managed to escape hearing this podcast, it’s worth trying. The first season quickly gained fame for its dive into the case of Adnan Syed, a man on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. The only problem is that he claims he’s completely innocent. Sarah Koenig, host of the podcast, takes you back to the day it all began and tries to put the pieces together to figure out what really happened and if Adnan is telling the truth


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Bakuman art, image retrieved from IMDB


Watch Bakuman.

If you’ve ever wondered how a comic is made, this is the anime for you. Bakuman follows the lives of two middle schoolers, an artist and a writer, trying to become manga writers. As they learn about the industry and what it takes to be successful, the boys also learn about what it means to grow up and pursue their dreams. Along the way, they forms unlikely relationships and discover that passion is only a small part in what they’re trying to accomplish.





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Crazy Rich Asians, image retrieved from IMDB



Watch Crazy Rich Asians.

Romance, humor, rich people problems. Rachel Chu is thrown into an unfamiliar world when she finds out that her boyfriend, Nick Young, is actually very rich. While accompanying him to a wedding back in Singapore, she struggles to win the approval of his family and understand why he would keep his wealth from her. The more time they spend in Singapore, the more Rachel wonders if their relationship is meant to be.





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Snow, image retrieved from Pexels


Play in the snow.

With all the snow coming this weekend, it’s the perfect time to build a snowman or have a snowball fight. Sure, we wish it could’ve have been during the week so we could all have a snow day, but it’s still a fun time without classes being canceled. Don’t forget to bundle up in your warmest clothes and have some towels waiting so you can dry off after all the fun you have.