Senior Julia McMeekan recaps her experience on LASSO’s Annual Bus Trip. This year, the student group organized a trip to the Chicago Field Museum Thursday, February 12. “The bus trip to the Field Museum in Chicago was better than I could have imagined. It was the first time I had been myself and got as much information as I could before I went. Turns out, … Continue reading Chicago Field Museum: A Student’s Account
Dear Students, As the end of the Fall 2014 semester comes to an end, we are being forced to reflect on the semester’s accomplishments. We feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful university and college community. Western Illinois University – Quad Cities has supplied so much room for growth and space for experience in the duration of the fall semester, including … Continue reading A Letter From the Editor – Happy Holidays!
Congratulations to Julia McMeekan for receiving a $100 scholarship towards textbooks for the Spring 2015 semester. The money was awarded to the English department as a faculty incentive for ordering class materials for the spring semester early. The faculty was then able to distribute the scholarship to a senior English student with an exceptional GPA. Read on Julia! Continue reading McMeekan Recieves Book Scholarship
I could swim in his eyes. Jump right in and wade around. Or backstroke. Or butterfly stroke. I’m not a swimmer. Maybe if I jump in, the water would finally drip out, overflow over the lower lashes and travel down a face skinnier than I remembered. A hairless face. Had it always been hairless? I just wanted it fall. The suspense was obnoxious. And he … Continue reading “Jelly” – A Short Story
The Edge Launch and IDEAS Coffeehouse Bash proved to be a big success Friday evening, October 24, at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities. The Edge staff made an official debut of the newest student run publication and first online newspaper to their student body, faculty and administration. IDEAS upheld the reputation of hosting a creative writing, short story contest to which the student body … Continue reading Edge Makes Its Official Launch at IDEAS Coffeehouse Bash