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Our Favorite Books From Our Childhood

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I have recently been reminiscing about the amazing books that my parents spent countless hours reading to me throughout my childhood. I have fond memories of my father making silly, monster voices while… Continue reading

Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: EGO Conference 2014

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Written by: Abigail Tichler & Chelsea Brotherton On October, 24th, 2014, students and scholars from across the nation gathered in Simpkins Hall less than an hour after the sun rose. These academics were… Continue reading

Nicole Hagstorm Schmidt’s Path Through the English Grad Program

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  Nicole Hagstorm Schmidt is currently a graduate student at Western Illinois University as well as an English 180 teacher for undergraduate students. She is well known among the students in the graduate program and… Continue reading

What’re You Gonna Do With That?

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When I tell my friends and family that I am in graduate school attempting to get my Master’s Degree in English, without fail, they always ask, “What’re you gonna do with that?” After… Continue reading