Students in the department have ample opportunities to pursue their interests outside of the classroom. Wheaton’s literary magazine, Rushlight, edited by students in the English Department, publishes undergraduate prose, poetry, and art. Likewise, students in the department often write for The Wire, Wheaton’s weekly newspaper. Our students also have the opportunity to gain experience in both teaching and research. Students with strong writing skills can be selected to work as peer writing tutors, and, students wishing to deepen their understanding of a discipline can work alongside English Department professors as research assistants through the Wheaton Research Partners program.