The all-encompassing goal of YAWP! is to create community among the English lovers at Winona State. We welcome majors, minors, undergraduates, graduates and anyone else interested in study of the language. Our name comes from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” and much like the poem, we want to sound our own barbaric YAWPs over the roofs of the world, or at least WSU. We plan to raise awareness about the department through activities and events that stress the importance of reading, writing, communicating and the many other skills English can provide. This club would act as a social outlet in which to share and pursue these skills, and also to make connections with people who have similar interests.

For contact information, go to Winona State Clubs & Organizations.