Reclaiming ‘Roses are Red’

Siobhan Dale Co-Editor-in-Chief  Since Ezra Pound’s modernist injunction to “Make it New” in the early 20th century, poets have been experimenting with new forms, stylistic innovations, and bolder content. The modernist imperative seems to suggest that contemporary writers should always look forward at what is new, or predict what is coming and write with that… More Reclaiming ‘Roses are Red’

Coping with Grief: What A Dog’s Purpose Taught Me About Life

Jonathon Hastings, Chief Copy Editor Friday, February 15 8:30 a.m. I received a text from my brother while preparing for my day. “[Chester] was taken to the animal hospital because he can’t walk.” As this had happened before, I didn’t think much of his message. Besides, boxers are more likely to develop issues with arthritis… More Coping with Grief: What A Dog’s Purpose Taught Me About Life

Five Outrageous and Random Facts About Popular (Dead) Authors You Should Know

Brianna McNish, Co-Editor-in-Chief  Famous authors, especially those heralded in the British and American canon, are rife with idiosyncrasies. Whether it is George Orwell seamlessly “borrowing” the plot of another novel to create 1984 or the fact that Charles Dickens was a member of London’s largest paranormal investigation club (yes, Dickens was a real-life ghostbuster), looking… More Five Outrageous and Random Facts About Popular (Dead) Authors You Should Know

A Very Fastidious Dedication: Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

  Allison Rosaci, Literary Events Coordinator I’m not ashamed to admit how obsessed I was with Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as a child. My ultimate goal, between finishing up whatever assignments I got in middle school and spending time with friends was to read the series 13 times – once for every… More A Very Fastidious Dedication: Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Trouble Writing? Scrivener Is The Only Tool You’ll Need

Ryan Amato, Marketing Coordinator  Any writer knows that the actual process of writing can be extremely tedious and hard to keep organized. If you’re anything like I was, you’ll have hundreds of notes stored on your computer in various Microsoft Word documents, notebooks overflowing with fleeting ideas, and no possible way to keep any of… More Trouble Writing? Scrivener Is The Only Tool You’ll Need

Black and White Revival: How The Golden Age of Hollywood Resurrected the Writer in Me

Samantha Mason, Fiction Panelist and Fundraising Co-Manager In high school, I took  Creative Writing 1, 2, 3, and 4. My teens years became a whirlwind of fiction, as I had what seemed like endless time to become immersed in the worlds I was creating on paper. College, in general, takes some getting used to, but… More Black and White Revival: How The Golden Age of Hollywood Resurrected the Writer in Me

The Marie Kondo Method for Writers

Kate Luongo Community Engagement Coordinator Ever since watching the new Netflix show, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” I have become somewhat obsessed with seeking order. Perhaps only because of her meditative tongue, I have found peace within the realm of tidiness. Kondo’s method consists of six steps: Commit yourself to tidying up Imagine your ideal… More The Marie Kondo Method for Writers