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Inspiration, contentment found within ‘The Dark Between Stars’

Inspiration, contentment found within ‘The Dark Between Stars’

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2019


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Life isn’t always full of sunshine or even just rain. It’s a little bit of both. Instagram poet Atticus tackles and illustrates the many ups and downs of life through his poetry, specifically in his second poetry collection titled “The Dark Between Stars.” In the collection, Atticus presen...

Encouraging students to publish their works

Encouraging students to publish their works

Samuel Herdegen, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My greatest fear as a writer is presenting my work to someone else, but without sharing what we write then there isn’t really a point in doing it at all. People write because they have a message they want to share, not just because it’s what their professors expect from them. Everyone has so...

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Casey Pycior said there is something special about hearing poetry read aloud. “I know that sounds kind of over the top but it’s true,” the assistant professor of English said. “You’ll never know which readings will be great, especially poetry. Hearing the poets perform or read their own...

Poets to present at Griffin Center

Poets to present at Griffin Center

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 27, 2017


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In a world “at least fifty percent terrible,” Maggie Smith encourages her children to have good bones. Smith and poet Matthew Guenette will read selections from their books “Good Bones” and “Vasectomania” Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Griffin Center. The reading is free and open...

Assessing assessment apathy

Assessing assessment apathy

Gavin Gaddis, Community Engagement Manager

April 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After three years at USI as a transfer student, the Assessment Goblin finally got me. It was only then I found out the major field assessments are basically pointless in reflecting one’s educational development. Now, I know that I shouldn’t have bothered caring about the assessment, and neither...

Dropping it like a mixtape

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Features

The Poetry Workshop students put out their first mix tape on Monday, featuring 18 poems and 9 students.

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