Can poetry change the world? Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre didn’t think poetry had what it took to be considered committed art. Yet, in December/January 1945/46 Andre Breton, one of the founders of the Surrealist movement in Europe, was travelling throughout the Caribbean at the same time revolution broke out in Haiti, a revolution that while not directly caused by Surrealism, certainly was influenced by the politics … Continue reading 100,000 Poets for Change By: Laura Winton
What happens when the only place you are meant to rely on for medical care shuts the door in your face because they don’t think you need the care you admit to needing? Are you not supposed to trust your own body? Your own mind? What if you can’t trust your own mind, and that’s why you need the care in the first place? What … Continue reading Some Debts Have Gone Unpaid By: Luke Cummings
The winner for Best Square goes to square number 12 (Erika Brewer). This square really jumped out to us as it was able to brilliantly capture two of the most iconic aspects of both the Quad City Campus and the Macomb Campus. What really set this square over the top was also the artistic skill that this square was created with. The drawing of both … Continue reading WIU- QC Chalk Square Competition Winners! Check out all the talented students we have!
I think one of the things that’s kept me from reading certain books is what kept me from reading when I was a t[w]een…I loathe when people say, “You should read ______. It’s REALLY good.” This then leads to me thinking that books like The Hunger Games is a non-fiction political book about how food and government work with (or against) one another. If you … Continue reading Book Binge: Stephanie Reads and What They’ll Entail By: Stephanie Hoover