Alexandria Quarantined

Each slot of thought reeks of rot,

My brain of bounded books.

They cordoned off my turquoise veins

But down my brow still looks


On students hiding from the rain,

On squirrels traversing concrete plains.


And as a hen her heavy wings

Protects her smallest young,

So too I my concrete shade

Provide to children flung


Outside my lettered marrow,

Beyond my buzzing thoughts.

Library Love: Nora Domino (’24)

To understand where my love of libraries comes from, you have to understand my nightly bedtime ritual as a child. Since I was a toddler, the importance of literature was imparted to me by my parents. My dad’s mission was to read to me every night before bed. This was a tall order because I would set a sizable stack of picture books on my bedside table for him to read to me.

Why Libraries?

The English Department’s student-run blog, The Sturges Script, is excited to announce its theme for Fall 2023: “Why Libraries?” This semester the blog is bringing attention to the importance of libraries–from local libraries to our very own Beeghly Library-The Sturges Script wants to emphasize how impactful libraries are to our communities!  

Why English? | Katie Davis (’26)

While I would love to tell a story about how I have known since birth that I would study literature and that I have had a career plan for years leading up to this moment, in reality, I chose to major in English on the day of fall registration. Even though I have always loved reading and telling stories, I went through school fully intending to major in vocal music education in spite of a history of voracious reading.

Josie Green: Why English?

I’ve never considered a different major for college. Since middle school, I’ve figured I would continue down the path of studying English. Though I won’t say there aren’t other majors I can’t complete, no other major feels right, feels like me

One of the few consistent interests in my life has been literature, both in school and beyond.