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Veterans! Submit Your Work to “SITREP”

by: Luke Cummings PAY ATTENTION, this is a call-to-action! The WIU literary magazine SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace is now asking for submissions from veteran students, faculty, staff, or alumni. Fiction, Nonfiction, poetry, and art/photography are all accepted. These pieces can be about literally anything that you feel is a necessary expression of yourself and your veteran demographic. You can share your experiences, some old letters from your enlisted days, make a statement [Read More]

February 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Days of the Last Straw By: Laura Winton

I. I am tired of being sad. Tired of being mad. Tired of being fearful, afraid of the phone, afraid of conflict, afraid to talk to anyone because they might recriminate me—is that the right word? Tired. Tired of being offensive, defensive, unacknowledged, overly noticed, of coming out with my hands up, with my dukes up, with my fists in front of my face ready to strike, protect. I just want to be in love with two people, the 2 out of 9 billion – is it 9 billion yet, or still only a puny [Read More]

March 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Quad Cities learns about the Syrian refugee crisis By Kate Poweska

Herbert Quelle, German Consul General and Amy Rowell, director of World Relief, visited Davenport, Iowa last Thursday, to address the effect of the Syrian refugee crisis on the Quad Cities. The majority of Syrian refugees are fleeing a war zone, looking for a better economic life and a safer environment in which to live. Quelle posed an ethical question to the audience, “if you see someone in a makeshift boat coming across a stretch of water, do you just leave them in the water? No, you [Read More]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

WIU-QC Students Attend Women’s Connection Event on Financial Empowerment by Nathasha Chandrasekharan

Managing one’s finances can, for many, be a daunting endeavor. While vital to being secure for the future and worry-free in the present, finance management can be stressful and overwhelming for those unfamiliar with financial planning. Alexa Von Tobel fully acknowledges this. In fact, she experienced first hand the difficulty financial trouble can create when her father passed away when she was young, leaving her mother to not only raise three children but also now handle the long term [Read More]

October 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Job Shadow Experience at the Moline Public Library

I was able to shadow the Librarian Lisa Williams and learn what it is like to be a librarian. The day began with her instructing an ESL class that was filled with about eleven students. These students were women from Hispanic and Asian countries who spoke very little English. Through a program that was started by Black Hawk College and The Moline Public Library these women came in once a week to work on their reading and communication skills by participating in a book club. The book that they [Read More]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments