The Difficulties of English Education

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By Meghan Haupers As a senior English Education major at Western Illinois University I have developed a unique perspective on the English language and language in general. My English courses range from practice of… Continue reading

Books that Helped Us Through Tough Times

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By Rachel Troyer This was a tough question for me because I used books in general to escape during my childhood and teenage years. However, the series that impacted my life and my… Continue reading

Boy, Put Your Records On: Duncan Gingrich, Record Collector

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As any student of English knows, the English major attracts a wide variety of personalities and unique individuals. We all have our quirks, whether we be dedicated fan fic writers, comic book enthusiasts, proud… Continue reading

Simpkins Puddle

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By Rebecca Gonner Simpkins: home, refuge, and learning space of the English Major. Those who claim the title have a special familiarity with the random fireplaces, awkwardly short bathroom stalls, and moaning noises… Continue reading

Funding our Future

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I arrived at the march 30 minutes early. I milled around the vacant west entrance of the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, checking the compass app on my phone to make sure… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire-Sheldon Gaskell

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The Proust Questionnaire is a popular form of interview, developed by French writer, Marcel Proust, that is focused on the interviewees personality. It is popularly used by Vanity Fair. A reoccurring segment on The Mirror… Continue reading

EGO Conference

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On November 7th, 2015, the English Graduate Organization hosted the annual EGO Conference. Graduate and undergraduate students from Illinois and Missouri, as well as WIU faculty members, presented their intellectual knowledge on various… Continue reading

No Place for the Liberal Arts

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It is 12:07 AM. I have been (re)writing this article for seven hours. Nothing on this page has remained the same except for the title, “No Place for the Liberal Arts.” I have… Continue reading

‘I Prefer Not To’: The Myth of Comfortable Protest

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At the last EGO Conference “English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature,” a line of questioning came up during my panel concerning the nature of protesting and crisis in America. Some… Continue reading

The Book That Changed My Life

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Klaira Strickland is a first year graduate student in the English department. Klaira was nominated by Max Keil to be featured in this reoccurring article. Let’s dive into “The Book That Changed My… Continue reading