Happy birthday to us! First Floor Cherry has officially been live on WordPress for one year. Cue: confetti, balloons, and CAKE.
To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 most popular posts for you to revisit and re-enjoy. Just like cold pizza, these posts are even better the second time around.
by Hannah Good, September 16, 2016
This post proved that “life after graduation exists – and turns out it’s pretty bright” by featuring advice from a panel of recent WKU Professional Writing alumni. Highlights include advice about taking advantage of English Department internship opportunities, visiting office hours, and “not taking crap for being a millennial.” We’re glad we could alleviate your graduation anxieties and grateful to those alumni for sharing their wisdom.
by Hannah Good, August 31, 2016
Well, shucks, guys. I’m flattered that my intro post made it on the list. This post is full of invigorating details about my life, interests, and goals. Did you know, for example, that I am a passionate hip hop fan, that I run marathons, and that after traveling the world reading and writing books, I plan to adopt a French bulldog and retire as an eccentric recluse? I know what you’re thinking: This girl is SO COOL. Hold your applause, please.
by Chelsea McCarty, April 14, 2016
You’re in English Language 304, and you STILL can’t get the hang of the proper time to use “who” and “whom.” Luckily, Chelsea’s got you covered in this irate lesson (rant?) about usage and grammar. Chelsea also helps us discover that grammar lessons are more than just that; they are life lessons too. “Moral of the story? If you are going to use whom—again, which you do not have to do in the first place—then please, for the love of the grammar gods, use it correctly.”
by Lena Ziegler, March 23, 2016
In this post, Creating Writing MFA student Lena Ziegler interviews our Goldenrod 2016 visiting poet, Gary McDowell of Belmont University. McDowell shares his journey of writing poetry, advice to young poets, and opinion on the values of poetry in our broader society. He shares, “I got four rejections yesterday, and I bet if I checked my email right now, I’d have another. It’s the game we play to professionalize. It’s important, sure, but it’s not nearly as important as the work you do on the page. Write like hell, send out poems, and be patient. And know your market.”
by Hannah Good, October 27, 2016
This one’s a personal favorite of mine — maybe because I got to do some fun illustrations, but also because I’m constantly curious about which classes other English majors have liked the best. With registration currently in full swing, this one’s well worth revisiting. This is your one-stop shop for filling electives, gaining some advice from older peers, and finally finding out what the Hemingway/Faulkner class is all about.
Thanks for being a part of our first year! Here’s to many more to come — hopefully, we’ll learn to walk, talk, and use the bathroom without diapers.
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