What to Read if You Had a Year Left to Live

By: Sydney Lauro

Prognosis: you’ve got twelve months left to live. The good news? If you’re literate, you could easily read a book a month. Therefore, it’s time to give up Grey’s Anatomy and escape Meredith’s constant, cliché, and contrived diatribes about life and actually consume a worthwhile use of the English language. January: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and… More What to Read if You Had a Year Left to Live By: Sydney Lauro

My Inconsistent Affair with Literature

By: Parker Gregory Shpak

My relationship with literature has been inconsistent at best. As much as I would like to pass myself off as the prodigal son of the modern literati, heralding the return of the writer-artist to the public eye, it would be dishonest to posture as anything resembling that figure. When I was young, however, I was… More My Inconsistent Affair with Literature By: Parker Gregory Shpak

Fanfiction: Try It—No Wait, Hear Me Out!

by Diana Koehm

I know what you’re thinking. Fanfiction. Aka poorly written smut by hormonal preteens. As a true lover of literature, I have no patience whatsoever for ill-written work. However, I refuse to condemn an entire community of writers based on the reputations of a few. If there’s anything I’ve learned by the truly enormous amount of… More Fanfiction: Try It—No Wait, Hear Me Out! by Diana Koehm

Stay Creative This Spring Break

by Emily Cantor

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London It’s been a long winter of below-freezing temperatures, snow, and that signature Storrs wind that we all love to hate. But Spring Break is approaching quickly and it’s bringing exactly the kind of weather you need to get… More Stay Creative This Spring Break by Emily Cantor

GET SLAPPED IN THE FACE BY LITERATURE: A Small Suggestion on How to Start Reading Again

By Therese Masotta

“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.” — from Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk I didn’t always like to read. (What?! But you’re an English major!) Yes I am studying English and no, I did not always like to read. It’s okay, it happens to the… More GET SLAPPED IN THE FACE BY LITERATURE: A Small Suggestion on How to Start Reading Again By Therese Masotta