Sixty Years of Change for Orwell’s Masterpiece by David MacNeill

Ever since its initial release in 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 has been drawing attention for its dense themes and subtle jabs at censorship, surveillance, and “Stalinism” even to present day. For those unfamiliar with Orwell’s dystopian novel, it tells the story of Winston Smith, a man who goes against the grain by refusing to conform to his dictatorial, oppressive society....

All Are Equal: The History Behind George Orwell’s Controversial Novel, Animal Farm–by Hannah Huckins

Eric Blair, or more commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, originally thought his book Animal Farm: A Fairy Story would not get published because he thought the plot was too bland (Pearce 47). He referred to the story as “a little squib,” something that would peter out and die after making a small pop (Pearce 47). The real...

PSU Student Gives Keynote Address at Annual PSU Connections Dinner

PSU Superstar English major Hannah Hounsell  was invited to give a keynote address at the 2016 Connections dinner for Scholarship recipients, their families, and esteemed Plymouth State guests.  Here is the text of her speech, posted with her permission: Good evening President and Mrs. Birx, honored guests, scholarship donors and fellow scholars, Allow me to start by thanking all the donors...

Deadline For Centripetal Submissions Is October 11th

Centripetal, Plymouth State University’s art and literary magazine, is accepting submissions until October 11th! Assembled and edited by PSU’s Poets and Writers, Centripetal brings together the written word and visual arts like photography and graphic design in a singular publication. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to submit their best poems, scripts, prose, and visual art. You can send your...