• Pilgrim Souls: Taylor Baugh

    Taylor Baugh: Former Editor of the Digital Literature Review What’s a pilgrim souls? Yeats might say that it’s who we really are, not who we pretend to be. We say it’s someone who isn’t afraid to admit they’re searching, a current student who is on a path, but doesn’t know exactly where it will lead. By: Marisa […]

  • 5 Reads for Thanksgiving Break

    By: CW Cain Let’s be frank: Thanksgiving is an awkward subject. The images we associate with Thanksgiving are, at best, sugar-coated. That “first Thanksgiving” in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621? It’s a nice story–until you think about all that happened next in colonial/Native American relations.  What do you do when the first chapter of the story […]

  • Pilgrim Souls: Rachel Haywood

    Rachel Haywood: Former Prose Editor of The Broken Plate What’s a pilgrim soul? Yeats might say that it’s who we really are, not who we pretend to be. We say it’s someone who isn’t afraid to admit they’re searching, a current student who is on a path, but doesn’t know exactly where it will lead.  […]

  • Stars to Steer By: Jerome Megna

    Jerome Megna received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and his M.A. in Linguistics and English and American Literature from New York University. In 1969, he was offered a doctoral fellowship in English here at Ball State University. While here, he taught and worked on his dissertation: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath. […]

  • Yes, You Should Major in Rhetoric and Writing

    Learn about one of Ball State English’s least understood, but most practical concentrations: rhetoric and writing. by Ben Sapet  You might have seen some of the writing and rhetoric buzz words like discourse, theory, and even rhetoric itself, and been left scratching your head—and you wouldn’t be alone. I spent my entire first semester and a half […]

  • Why Employer Site Visits Are Essential

    By: Macy Jo Byerly, Vanessa Haro-Miracle, and Maggie Sutton Three #bsuenglish students’ take on employer site visits Macy: Our career center offers a few employer site visits every semester. I’ve gone on two so far—both were jobs that would not necessarily be something that I thought I could do with my English degree: Indianapolis Zoo and […]