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Unsung Hero: Andrew Smyth


Adrianna Rochester – General Assignment Reporter English professor, Andrew Smyth teaches secondary English education where he specializes in grammar, linguistics, writing and fieldwork supervision. Smyth’s main goal in the secondary English program is to train students into becoming future teachers by enabling them with skills needed to not only understand the English language, but to also translate their interpretation  in a

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Humans of SCSU: Ryan Meyer


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions and Features Editor When applying to Southern, Ryan Meyer, a senior English and media studies major, said what originally attracted him to the university was the combination of knowing people who graduated from the school and the prominence of their education program. After enrolling, Meyer said he would soon realize secondary education was not for him

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Cindy Stretch


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter A year after grad school Cindy Stretch, Ph.D., English professor, said she found a job teaching K-12 students in Southern Indiana, but after moving to Iowa she found that teaching positions were scarce and decided to continue her education. Stretch said she never anticipated being a professor, yet 17 years ago she was offered a position

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Roundtable Discussion on educational topics


Max Bickley – General Assignment Reporter This past week, the third in a series of four roundtable discussions was held between faculty discussing the work of English Professor Elizabeth Kalbfliesch. Kalbfleisch’s presented work is the result of months of research, and has begun to piece itself together in the form of “A humanistic philosophy or more sophisticated pursuits?: The pre-history of the

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English department sponsors event to discuss movie adaptations of literature


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter  It is impossible to visit the movies without seeing a poster for the latest film adaptation of the trendy young adult novel of the moment. Between The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and the Divergent series alone, the box office numbers are littered with the presence of YA Literature. So, it is

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