Tag Archive: English

English Majors are Zombies!?

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As October 31st draws nearer by the day, WIU students’ heads are filled with spooky thoughts of ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night. Werewolves, vampires, witches, and, of course,… Continue reading

Birds love Simpkins Hall

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“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” – David Attenborough Most students… Continue reading

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

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

The Book That Changed My Life

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In his own words, Max Keil is a “writer, runner, and lifelong lover of music and motion-pictures. I like hearing good stories, playing games with my friends, and making short movies or comics.… Continue reading

A Glossy New Surface: Looking Back on What’s Changed in High School English Class

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In the fall of 2005 I was a young high school sophomore and an active athlete competing in football, wrestling, and track and field. I was never the avid reader I am today,… Continue reading

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

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

Encouraging a Deeper Education and Experience: 2015 Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention

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It all started with encouragement. Encouragement to go to college, then, once in college, encouragement and support to put out our best work, get our voices out there, hear other voices, represent other… Continue reading