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

Never Mind the Bollocks: A Legacy beyond the Music

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By: Dakota T. Carlson Many cite the Sex Pistols as the greatest punk rock band of all time. With the release of their first and only studio success “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s… Continue reading

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