The Book That Changed My Life

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Some of you have taken classes with him, know him through the University Writing Center, or see him from time to time in the hallowed halls of Simpkins. I am sure by the… Continue reading

The Book That Changed My Life

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Dr. Di Carmine was born and raised in Pescara, Italy where she received her Bachelor’s degree. After moving to the United States, she received her Master’s degree from West Virginia University and her Ph.D… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire: Chris Ivy, 2nd Year English Graduate Student

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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

Proust Questionnaire- Dr. Magdelyn Helwig

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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

How I learned to Read Comics with My Childhood Self

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Guest writer Shannon Norris When I first walked into the English Graduate Organization conference I had no idea what I was doing or what the event was about honestly.  I was just covering… Continue reading

The Book That Changed My Life

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Combing through Haley Helgesen’s Facebook page, there aren’t too many things that stick out that make one go “woah.” I retract that statement, there is one. Under her “About Me” section, I was… Continue reading

Home is Not a Place – Third Place Winner in the Midwestern Region Blog Contest

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By Haley Helgesen Throughout my childhood, the word “home” was an unattainable, abstract concept. Teachers and mentors often described home as a permanent place inhabited by family and friends, an environment lovingly developed… Continue reading

The Book That Changed My Life

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You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of knowledge. That’s the signpost up ahead – your… Continue reading

The Book That Changed My Life

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By Jared R. Worley You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of knowledge. That’s the signpost… Continue reading

Poet Bruce Lack Visits WIU

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On Wednesday, September 23, veteran and poet Bruce Lack made a visit up at the Quad Cities campus of WIU to read excerpts from his new book, Service. That night he made his way… Continue reading