Great Tips on Writing

Parker Gregory Shpak So you want to write?  No easy task.  You can’t just sit down and pump out some words.  You can’t just write.  No.  NO!  Writing is much more than that—it’s a metaphysical triumph of the spirit over the physical.  Naturally, you need to prepare yourself.  Let’s say you have an essay or… More Great Tips on Writing

A Day in the Life of the Least (or, Maybe Most) Stereotypical English Major

Bailey Shea It’s Tuesday night, and I have a very busy day tomorrow. Though I should be getting ready for a good night’s rest, I’m filling out one of those Buzzfeed quizzes that tells you your ideal major based on your fast food preferences and your dorm room décor (because “finding yourself” through a Buzzfeed quiz is… More A Day in the Life of the Least (or, Maybe Most) Stereotypical English Major

How to Conquer this Year’s National Poetry Month, the 30 for 30 Challenge

Kelly Stoldt Every year, I feel obligated as a poet to participate in the 30 for 30 challenge when April rolls around.  In order to celebrate National Poetry Month, the challenge consists of writing a poem a day, for 30 days straight. And, every year, the same thing happens. Writer’s block hates me.  I forget. … More How to Conquer this Year’s National Poetry Month, the 30 for 30 Challenge

Caffeinated Beverage Alternatives and Essay Writing

Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst Jack Sullivan It’s the end of March, and spring fever is starting to loom throughout campus. While the spring weather permits more outdoor activities, the term papers are multiplying.  If caffeinated beverages make you overly jittery and too anxious to actually focus, like me, doing work at this point… More Caffeinated Beverage Alternatives and Essay Writing

Ten Ways to Style Your Bookshelf for the Perfect #Shelfie

Lilia Shen All photos by Lilia Shen. If you’ve got messy stacks of books sitting around your house or if you just want to make your bookshelves more #Aesthetic, then this is the perfect post for you. I’ve got ten different ways that you can style your bookshelf to get those books off the floor… More Ten Ways to Style Your Bookshelf for the Perfect #Shelfie

4 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List This Spring

Brianna McNish This spring marks the debut from countless new writers brushing alongside writers already entrenched in well-established careers. In particular, this spring continues thrusting exciting—and notably diverse—publications; perhaps, most fittingly, many writers currently dominating the contemporary literary sphere are writers of color, women, LGBTQIA+ identifying people, among many others from backgrounds just as diverse… More 4 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List This Spring

5 Reasons to Stop Online Book Shopping and Head to the Bookstore

Rachel Conte Okay, that may sound a little harsh. Online book shopping is extremely handy when there are books you’re looking to buy on a rainy, indoors kind of day. It also allows you to preorder books to be delivered straight to your door on publication day, and in special cases, order a book signed… More 5 Reasons to Stop Online Book Shopping and Head to the Bookstore

Ten Recent Must-See Adaptations from Literature to Film

Siobhan Dale Film adaptations open up all sorts of exciting possibilities for literature. Film has the power to transform literature, and re-invigorate it with new meaning. Film adaptations allow us to bring back works of literature that we feel have been lost over time, or to re-imagine works that have always been with us. It’s… More Ten Recent Must-See Adaptations from Literature to Film