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World Languages Week

That mythical time has come, when schoolwork comes back from the void of vacation like Gandalf after his date with the Balrog. You’ve returned to find campus transformed from its gray, slushy state under a new layer of white (more … Continue reading

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On Keeping an Artist’s Notebook

I have to keep an artist’s notebook for one of my classes this semester. Spoiler alert: No one “discovers” my doodles or a hidden talent for visual art. My professor (Kirsten Kaschock) told us to look through sections of Da … Continue reading

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Tessa Mellas, Thurs 11/14

This week, the Laurentian is thrilled to host a SLU alumna, Tessa Mellas ’01. She is the recipient of the 2013 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her book Lungs Full of Noise, and she will be reading Thursday November 14th … Continue reading

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Laurentian Launch Party!

The Fall issue of the Laurentian is at the printer’s, which means it’s time to celebrate a semester of literary prowess.  Come to Sykes Formal Lounge at 4:30 this Thursday to hear the literary giants of our generation (a.k.a. your … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Hi, everyone! The Laurentian Magazine staff had our first official meeting today, and we’re SO excited about all the students who have joined us!  Personally, I’m thrilled to be the new senior poetry editor, and I can’t wait to start … Continue reading

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Poet Joanie Mackowski: “red pebbles dropped in the brain’s grey pool”

Joanie Mackowski, the author of View From a Temporary Window and The Zoo, was the second visiting writer in this spring’s Writers’ Series.  She came wearing a bird’s nest of consciousness “woven of twigs and tinsel,” and after hearing her, … Continue reading

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Poems from the Playground

A brief note before I get to my topic: the Fall edition of The Laurentian is out!  Stop by the Student Center and pick up your very own copy, free of charge.  You know you want it.   And now … Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year when you’ve settled down into your schedule and are starting to realize that the semester is going to end, and sooner than you thought.  November is a time to celebrate mustaches (and men’s health), … Continue reading

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Andre Dubus III Talks Writing

On Thursday, September 15th, Andre Dubus III came to campus as a part of the Writers’ Series. Some people were lucky enough to hear him read…others had class until 8:30. However, I was able to attend a “craft talk” with … Continue reading

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