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Dacre Stoker: Dracul, the prequel to Dracula

Dacre Stoker, great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker and co-author with J.D Barker of the first authorized prequel to Dracula, Dracul, will be visiting UTC on Nov. 8th at 7pm in Derthick 201. Dracul is an historical fictionalized origin story of his great-grand uncle’s life leading up to the writing of his immortal horror fiction novel, Dracula. Dacre Stoker is in many ways the perfect person to write the prequel

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Experience English “Beyond the Classroom”

Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it. —Albert Einstein, Ideas And Opinions   Everyone’s heard the old adage “the best way to learn is through experience,” but it may surprise people to know that such an emphasis on experience in education goes all the way back to Ancient Greece; in fact, it was

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Why English: How to Stop Worrying and Love English

So you’re considering becoming an English major. Then you already know that being an English major is a mind-expanding experience giving you insight into the human condition as well as creative abilities and rhetorical savvy. But what you might not know is that English will also prepare you to take on that big, scary world after you graduate. First of all, we need to talk about the elephant in

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