Juan Vergara Wins the American Scholar Award!

Junior Juan Vergara won this year's American Scholar Award!

The American Scholar Award was established by former English professor and dean Linda Halisky to recognize an English major who is "lit up" by literature. Juan's winning entry described how Gloria Andaldúa's "Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers" helped him become comfortable with representing his own thoughts and selfhood freely; he describes her essay as "picking a bone in my body and riling me up."

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