US-Contemporary United States (1968-present)

Umm What are Bushisms?


Disfluencies are utterances that interrupt the flow of speech that include pauses, mid-phrase interruptions, repeated words, restarted sentences, made-up words, and words with elongated pronunciation.1 Disfluencies are commonly used by…

Chasing John Wayne Gacy


Winner of the Fall 2017 StMU History Media Award for Article with the Best Introduction It was December 12, 1978. Just as every morning, Chief Detective Joseph Kozenczak sat in his…


Be aware of the Chupacabras


Although the earliest reported sightings of the chupacabra were in the 1990s, the legendary creature has become deeply seated in the public consciousness. Those who believe that the chupacabra exists…