The Struggles of Being a College Athlete

Introduction      My senior year of high school was the year that I signed my letter of intent to play college golf at Lenoir Rhyne University. I didn’t know what I was signing myself up for until my first year of playing on the team. I knew that it was going to be hard, […]


Response to Hedgehog

Paul Muldoon is the author of “Hedgehog” and was also one of Lenoir Rhyne University’s visiting writers.  In his poem he compares the Hedgehog to God. In the first stanza Paul Muldoon begins with the snail telling the hedgehog his secrets and the hedgehog does not telling anyone what the snail just said. Later in the […]

“Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott

Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott is probably one of my favorite readings that we have read in class. It’s my favorite because of the title and what she writes about. You usually don’t see “shitty”  in a serious writing so I think that made it more fun and interesting to read. Her writing is about […]

College Days

“College Days” is a short writing about Garrison Keillor college experience. In his writing he describes his four years as a college student at the University of Minnesota. He describes other students as, “Africans and Indians and Pakistanis and Koreans come to study plant agronomy and engineering”and “old bearded lefties in turtlenecks clutching their I. F. […]

The Trouble with Online College

On February 18th, 2013 The New York Times editorial  “The Trouble with Online College.”  Was an inside look into many colleges and universities about their online education. Many researchers went to various college campuses like, Stanford University, Washington State community and technical college, and Columbia University Community college to ask over 150,000 about online courses. […]

Snow Day

Billy Collins poem “Snow Day” paints a picture in the readers mind about what you would usually see on a snow day. “the government buildings smothered” (6), “schools and libraries buried, the post office lost under the noiseless drift” (7,8). The speaker in the poem uses detailed words and also short descriptions of what he […]