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Adventures in Creative Nonfiction: The Stranger Than Fiction Reading Series

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By: Dyren Blalock So… an English major, Marketing major and a couple Creative Writing minors walked into a bar one afternoon— well, actually it was a library, but the words spoken could have… Continue reading

Alumn Spotlight: Kristi Relaz

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WIU Alumni Kristi Relaz is the Coordinator for the Career & College Readiness Program at Howard Area Community Center in Rogers Park, Chicago. Their mission is “to assist high school youth in navigating… Continue reading

An Interview with Erika T. Wurth

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By: Dakota Carlson Following the release of her first novel in September of 2014, Erika T. Wurth has experienced firsthand the fast-paced lifestyle that comes from balancing the duties of author and creative… Continue reading

Alumn Spotlight: Daniel Connelly

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Dan Connelly is a man just like you or me. He enjoys motivational kitten posters, gives firm handshakes, and has a lovable yet rambunctious black lab. This same Dan Connelly was also recently… Continue reading

Turning a Passion into a Career: Kristyne Bradford

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Every person dreams of finding a way to be paid to do what we love. Kristyne Bradford is one such lucky person. Bradford is a former WIU English Graduate student who excelled at… Continue reading

Actress, Author, Director: Tuesdai Perry

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By: Luke Taylor Tuesdai Perry is currently a senior at Western Illinois University. From her purple hair, to her infectious laugh and enthusiastic smile, there is not a single aspect of Tuesdai’s personality… Continue reading

Chris Ivy: Master of Transitions

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Chris Ivy has plenty of experience with transition. He began his higher education journey as a biology major with a pre-health emphasis and an English minor. English isn’t so minor in his life… Continue reading

An interview with Marjorie Allison

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By: Kimberly Ackers Every English Major’s journey is different, and Dr. Marjorie Allison was no exception. I was excited to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Allison for this publication and learn exactly… Continue reading

Reading Art: Boiler Room Reading Series

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By: Jocelyn James A silence took over the room, every eye staring at the podium. The audience, attentive and engrossed by each speaker, sat quietly listening. Short stories and poetry enchanted the air.… Continue reading

The Importance of Instructor Evaluations

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Near the end of each semester, we are subjected to the same ritual of instructor evaluations. What may seem to be an inconvenience to some is actually a critical component of a student’s… Continue reading