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Creativity Under Limitations: Art Talk With Maida Jaspersen By Libby Kassuelke

Creativity Under Limitations: Art Talk With Maida Jaspersen By Libby Kassuelke

On Monday, October 4th I was working in the Writing Center covering a shift for Maida Jaspersen while she attended the annual Red Eye Film Festival for which she collaborated on the creation of a film. Since I was working for her and was therefore […]

Review of Kathleen Glasgow’s “Girl in Pieces” by Hannah Dosch

Review of Kathleen Glasgow’s “Girl in Pieces” by Hannah Dosch

Rating: 4.5/5 If you need a book that will make you feel emotional, this is the book for you. Girl in Pieces deals with difficult topics such as depression, self-harm, addiction, and human trafficking. Although the topics are somewhat upsetting and might cause the reader […]

Trivia Questions After Brian Doyle’s “Homework Problems” from Grace Notes by Ruth Kennedy

Trivia Questions After Brian Doyle’s “Homework Problems” from Grace Notes by Ruth Kennedy

Author’s Commentary: In Spring 2021, I took Reading as Writers Across Media. One exercise we did was imitation writing, where we looked at books we had read throughout the semester and tried to imitate an author’s work. I was drawn to the unique segmented format […]

14 Questions With Inkwell: Snow Queen

14 Questions With Inkwell: Snow Queen

Inkwell contributors Jenna Wahl and Libby Kassuelke recently had the opportunity to interview the women at work behind the scenes of the fast-approaching Bethany production, The Snow Queen. Emily Kimball and Maren Boucher take a walk through the set and behind the scenes as they […]

The Tragedy of Ambition: Musings on Shelley’s Frankenstein by Davis Smith

The Tragedy of Ambition: Musings on Shelley’s Frankenstein by Davis Smith

“‘Hateful day when I received life!’ I exclaimed in agony. ‘Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a […]

Wild Geese and Soft Mornings: A Poetry Analysis by Libby Kassuelke

Wild Geese and Soft Mornings: A Poetry Analysis by Libby Kassuelke

Between bites of very-late-night tepid ramen, in an attempt to escape my never-ending internal to-do list, I’ve been reading a lot of Mary Oliver’s poetry. Her work is a comfort object akin to warm milk, and I prefer my belly to be full of it. […]

Interview with Inkwell Alumnus, Sydney Kappel

Interview with Inkwell Alumnus, Sydney Kappel

After Inkwell’s Release Party in September, Hannah Dosch was able to catch up with former Managing Editor, Sydney Kappel. 1) How has English shaped your view of the world? I think that English, if anything, is a good exercise in empathy. I think reading works […]

Good Thunder Reading: The First of Many by Sabrina Seiwert

Good Thunder Reading: The First of Many by Sabrina Seiwert

Thursday, September 16th, was truly a night to remember for Sigma Tau Delta. This national honor society is dedicated to students who are passionate about the English language, literature, and writing. We were itching to move beyond our four walls and find our first linguistical […]

The Art of the Rom Com: A Theatre Physics Review by Audrey Amiling

The Art of the Rom Com: A Theatre Physics Review by Audrey Amiling

Within the span of two weeks (or so), a talented group of Bethany students collaborate to create an original show: Theatre Physics. The short preparation time and experimental nature of the skits set the performance apart from most shows that Bethany’s theatre department puts on. […]

Thinking on Paper: Where I Sit on Netflix’s “The Chair” by Libby Kassuelke

Thinking on Paper: Where I Sit on Netflix’s “The Chair” by Libby Kassuelke

Sandra Oh, Nana Mensah, and Holland Taylor in The Chair. Eliza Morse/Netflix The Chair, Netflix’s new original TV drama-comedy, has been a topic of debate since its recent August release. The show centers around Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (played by Sandra Oh) the newly established chair of the […]