The Mirror & The Lamp

Publication of the Phi Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Western Illinois University

The Mirror & The Lamp edits, creates, prints, and publishes stories about students, faculty, alumni, news, events, and much more throughout the semesters and is printed annually each spring. The goal of The Mirror & the Lamp is to document the lives and experiences of those involved with the English Department here at Western Illinois University.

Our creative non-fiction writing style highlights the individuality of our authors, setting The Mirror & the Lamp apart from the strictly journalistic style of Western’s student run newspaper, the Western Courier, and the focus on creative works in Western’s literary magazine, Elements.

Visit The Mirror & The Lamp website to read about our students, alumni, and faculty.


We need your ideas and submissions for publication! Contact the faculty advisor, Dr. David Banash or view the about page of The Mirror & The Lamp Blog.

Print Editions

Printed editions are available in the Department of English office in Simpkins 124 or available to download as a pdf.