Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New English Majors, Vol. 5

Three new English majors signed up for classes on Wednesday:

Betsy Coughlin
Betsy hails from Jackson, Tennessee, where she attended Trinity Christian Academy. She plans on pursuing the writing emphasis in the English major to explore the richness of the written word as an expression of her faith. Her favorite reading material includes novels by Francine Rivers, Jane Austen, and C.S. Lewis. Also a figure skater, Betsy's secret ambition is to audition for "Disney on Ice" upon graduation!

Steve Gallo
Steve attended James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, New Jersey. He is comfortable with words, and loves the flexibility and power of language--especially its capacity to change people for the better. Steve enjoys fiction and poetry and writes poetry, song lyrics, and fiction. He also plays guitar and sings--welcome to Nash Vegas, Steve!

Caitlin Kelley
Caitlin is a proud member of the second graduating class of Ensworth High School here in Nashville. She has always loved reading and writing, and counts among her favorites Malcolm Gladwell, Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Rohr, Tom Wolfe, Ayn Rand, David Foster Wallace, and Ernest Hemingway. Caitlin always makes an effort to grow intellectually in all directions, so the flexibility of the English major should fit her perfectly.

To our poll question, "Who is your favorite Shakespeare character?" , Betsy answered "Hamlet," while Steve chose Iago from Othello. While Caitlin professed herself "not to be" a huge fan of the bard, she does like the Fool from King Lear.