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November 29, 2017

Have you heard about PIE?  While the Department of Global Languages and Cultures does not offer courses in English as a foreign language, NAU does offer the opportunity for international students to improve their English.  The Program in Intensive English is a program...

November 22, 2017

With a budget of 35,000,000, It has been able to splurge in production and marketing, securing worldwide headlines and attention. Following all the usual expectations of film marketing, the films success can be partially accounted to the marketing techniques and strate...

November 13, 2017

In 2015, one hundred and seventeen films were released in the United States. Out of this total, sixty-five were based on books. This amounts to about fifty-five percent of all films. Chances are more than likely that this year you and many people you know went and saw...

November 11, 2017

Haiku is one of the most well known forms of poetry. Most people know that it originated in Japan, but Haiku is only one of many forms of Japanese poetry.

The language itself is the source of one major distinction in Japanese poetry. Western poetry focuses mainly on rhy...

November 11, 2017

              In our world of postings and Instagram, we all like to have bragging rights. Maybe it’s your high score on Super Mario Bro., or that you met a famous musician backstage at a concert. Maybe you’re one of those people with connections that can get free stuf...

October 25, 2017

Every September, Bookmans stores across Arizona fight censorship with a few programs, one of which is the Save-a-Book program. Books that have been banned or censored are wrapped in paper and sold blindly; the only information given to the customer is a short descripti...

October 21, 2017

There's nothing worse than negative stereotypes and bad reputations taking over the minds of the masses, thanks in large part to one-sided representation by the media. Writers who know better play a large part in helping to deconstruct these negative views, whether the...

October 9, 2017

 I took a fiction writing class recently that outlawed genre fiction. Most of my classmates and I felt claustrophobic with this prohibition on the first day of class, and even after learning the definition of genre fiction, I still felt hesitant every time I turned in...

September 27, 2017

As an English major, I’ve read my fair share of books, both for school and for pleasure. Although I love stories of all shapes and sizes, the ones I find most enchanting are those that introduce me to a world of fantasy. Whether it’s Hogwarts, Panem, or Narnia, I’m alw...

January 15, 2017

Previously, we examined textual functions and their uses in spoken discourse. By separating the “social” functions of words from the linguistic functions of words, we were able to see that even the most seemingly minute “filler words,” or pragmatic markers, serve vital...

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