Q&A with an Alumni: Erin FitzPatrick

What year did you graduate from Illinois College? What did you major in? Did you have any minors?   I graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in history and political science.   Did you go on to graduate school or pursue any further education?    After a 13 year hiatus, I began a Master’s degree…

Our Lady: Art and Writing by Jalen Ash

This piece was inspired by my multicultural background. I thought it would be interesting to create a piece that plays on exploring the Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Guadalupe. I wanted to create a beautiful mask to cover the identity of the figure but still dress her in the traditional garments worn by Our…

Art and Writing by Alex Castellanos

Silencio Por que por 18 años nos han ignorado. Se han cubierto los oídos y los ojos para no ver nuestro sufrimiento y no escuchar nuestros llantos de dolor.  Por qué ahora que nos ven nos humillan. Y ahora que nos oyen hablan fuera de lugar sin saber por lo que hemos pasado Silencio. Por…

Vape Epidemic

Many of us have recently heard of the “vape epidemic.” There is a lot of mystery surrounding this phrase and lots of uninformed blame from general citizens. What we do know is hundreds of cases of severe lung injury and a few cases of death have been linked to vaping. I find it interesting that…

The Stoics I: A New and Tattered World

It is at the end of time that our story begins: where ships became cracked hulls, and where shelters became sand. If Man had become the measure of all things, then measurement had no longer existed. A new measurement had to be found, and no one was present to measure. Things simply were, or were…

Hurricane Dorian: Destruction and Tragedy

If you’ve been watching the news at all, you’ve probably heard of Hurricane Dorian and how it’s ripped through the Bahamas all the way up through the edges of Canada’s coast. Hurricane Dorian peaked at Category 5, the highest category a hurricane can get, just before making landfall in Elbow Cay in the Bahamas. Along…