POV: You’re the Last Person in the World to Read Harry Potter

By Jennie Fetzer Picture this, it’s the early 2000s, and if you’re a millennial or *cusp* Gen-Zer, you’re probably about to get off the bus from school, drink a Capri-Sun juice pouch, and read the Harry Potter series for the third (no, fourth) time through.  A strange reality hit me the other day as I… More POV: You’re the Last Person in the World to Read Harry Potter

Art Prevails in Quarantine, Even in the Smallest Acts

By Brenna Sarantides The day that UConn closed campus and moved to online classes, I told myself I would have a lot to show for all my free time. I’d read a few books a week. I’d finally start writing the novel I’ve been story-boarding. I’d finish a large canvas painting as a housewarming gift… More Art Prevails in Quarantine, Even in the Smallest Acts

6 Books to Get You Through Your Quarter Life Crisis

By Brenna Sarantides We all can agree that times are weird right now. In the midst of quarantining, existential dread is abundant. For those in their 20s, panic was already on the horizon. These conditions have merely exasperated the effects.  On the brink of adulthood, many people find themselves questioning all the uncertainty. Will I… More 6 Books to Get You Through Your Quarter Life Crisis

What Quarantine Book You Should be Reading Based on Your Star Sign

By Jennie Fetzer It’s Monday, March 23, 2020, and the CDC has officially closed all non-essential businesses in the state of Connecticut. It has also been advised that we practice social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19, better known as “Corona”. For many, this means hunkering down in our homes and figuring out ways… More What Quarantine Book You Should be Reading Based on Your Star Sign

Anna Coronina… or How Classic Books Would Change if the Main Character had Coronavirus

By Alyssa Grimaldi Part of the magic in reading emerges from the distinct ability of imagining yourself in the place of any protagonist. You can be Elizabeth Bennet at the ball with Mr. Darcy, Harry Potter fighting Voldemort, or Hamlet avenging his father’s untimely death. But what if characters from classic literary works were in… More Anna Coronina… or How Classic Books Would Change if the Main Character had Coronavirus

Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories

Sometimes to see, you need to listen first. For almost all of the projects I would create before 2016, I ran into a wall over and over again: For some reason, I couldn’t visualize anything about my stories the way I needed to. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a vivid imagination or that my… More Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories

Cracking a Cold One with the Books

By: Parker Gregory Shpak

Two of my most frequented hobbies are reading books and drinking beer. My favorite hobby, however, is reading books while drinking beer. Herein lies a primer for those of you who have perhaps dabbled in these pastimes, but have not yet mastered them in combination. Beer has as rich a history as literature and is… More Cracking a Cold One with the Books By: Parker Gregory Shpak