Why Online English Classes (Probably) Won’t Work

By Lili Fishman It’s finally happened. After two weeks of UConn students wondering what the university was going to do with spring break and COVID-19 coinciding at the same time, we finally have an answer. After spring break, UConn is switching to online classes for at least two weeks to minimize possibility of exposure. As… More Why Online English Classes (Probably) Won’t Work

How the Big Screen can turn writer’s block into writer’s fuel

By Kelly Deneen Writing is difficult. Not only is the physical act of writing frustrating and often grueling to get down, but a lack of inspiration can be defeating. If you’re like me, you may gravitate towards reading other writers’ work to fuel your own ideas. Although reading another person’s work is inspiring, it can… More How the Big Screen can turn writer’s block into writer’s fuel

Why Genre Literature Should Be Welcome in the Classroom

By Jonathan Trinque Throughout my academic career, I have had a fair amount of exposure to the literary canon. But in all that time the only overt genre novel I think I’ve ever read in a classroom was Lois Lowry’s The Giver in eighth grade. That is before last semester, where I had the pleasure… More Why Genre Literature Should Be Welcome in the Classroom

Three Young Adult Books That Everyone Should Read, and Why You Should Read Them

By Jordan Shaw For the past 10 years of my life, my go-to sections in bookstores and libraries have been the Young Adult shelves. I liked that it was a place where many of the books I picked up featured magical creatures or people with miraculous powers, and I found such stories a welcome vacation… More Three Young Adult Books That Everyone Should Read, and Why You Should Read Them