How Witchcraft Became a Safe Place for Newcomers

Tales of witches have been around for centuries. Scary stories of warty old women putting spells on unsuspecting men and children were told to scare those misbehaving. We imagined pointy black hats and black cauldrons full of eye of newt and herbs, powerful women flying into the night on enchanted brooms, and godless souls finding power from other worldly spirits. We find these stories in … Continue reading How Witchcraft Became a Safe Place for Newcomers

Healthy Eating on the Go

By: Morgan Kidwell Eating healthy while in college does not have to be a struggle. With motivation and planning there are many healthy, affordable options to choose from. Most people want to grab ready-to-go food items, especially if running late. A few healthy on the go snacks would be fruits, which have many beneficial vitamins and minerals, and nuts, which are also inexpensive, easy to … Continue reading Healthy Eating on the Go

You Should Consider Getting a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences

*The following was written by a WIU-QC student as a part of her program requirements. WIU-QC The Edge takes great pride in the amazing work done by our students. If you are a student looking for a place to share your work contact Dan Dankert at dm-dankert@wiu.edu for more information!* By: Alexia Avena One of the first questions that pops into your head after graduating … Continue reading You Should Consider Getting a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences

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, … Continue reading Veterans! Submit Your Work to “SITREP”

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 … Continue reading Days of the Last Straw By: Laura Winton