Madeline Johnson is a Junior Human Services major at Southern Wesleyan University. She serves as the Chapter President for SWU’s IJM (International Justice Mission), works as the Campus Initiative Director […]
Whether you’re visiting for the first time or just looking to make an informed deep dive into the Primer’s archive, these posts are a great place to start.
Word of the Day: Aphorism An aphorism is, according to Mirriam-Webster, “a concise statement of a principle; a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment” or “an ingeniously terse style […]
Measure: this is one of those interesting words in English that is both a noun and a verb. I am pretty sure that today we use it more often as […]
In this interview, Lyssa Henry speaks to Dr. Amber James about her experiences at SWU as a student and a teacher, about her directing musicals both this year and last year, about her exciting summer trip to Germany, her life working in New York City, and the importance of music in everyday life and her life specifically.
There are several definitions for justice: the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim […]
Dynestee Fields and Amanda Platz Dr. Jonathan Sircy is a passionate scholar of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton. He taught in Charleston for seven years before becoming an associate professor of […]
Dynestee Fields and Amanda Platz “I forgot to print your prompt,” Dr. Jonathan Sircy exclaimed in the middle of class one morning, during the Fall 2018 Semester. Because the class […]
Dynestee Fields In his instructional book on using words to achieve a desired result, Words that Work, Dr. Frank Luntz gives a set of ten rules that outline how to […]
Amanda Platz “It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear that matters.” Throughout his book Words that Work, Frank Luntz drills home this point. Understanding how people will interpret […]
What intrigues you the most about a commercial? Is it the glitz of the world they provide? Or the glam of the actors presented? Or maybe those who are behind […]
It’s not what you say, its what people hear! Frank Luntz built a career on figuring out how to use words to evoke certain emotions and reactions out of […]