Contributor Profile: WRHC Creative Nonfiction Award Winner Georgie Zamantakis

June 11, 2015

There’s a reason the phrase ‘the personal is political’ has found its way into almost every important social justice movement of our time. Though that phrase has come to mean something different to every generation, it still serves as a powerful slogan for underrepresented populations, whose stories are often lost amid the clamoring politics of … Read More

Alumni Profile: Professor Kathryn Collison

May 28, 2015

Every year, Scribendi represents the art and creativity of students in the Western Honors Region Council and, ultimately, tomorrow’s authors and artists. However, the process to creating this magazine takes teamwork, effort, and the guidance of the faculty advisor. Every staff of Scribendi is as unique as every year’s edition of the magazine, and after … Read More

Contributor Profile: Staff Choice Literature Award Winner Spencer Ritchi

May 14, 2015

Spencer Ritchi is the author of “A Bad Day For Jess,” Scribendi’s Staff Choice Award winner for the literature category. With a fresh take on the often-romanticized depression, his raw, realistic portrayal of Jess’s insecurities and fears provide a depth of feeling that captures the complexity of loving someone affected with mental illness. Spencer took some … Read More

Contributor Profile: WRHC Open Media Award Winner Timothy Sanchez

April 30, 2015

This piece was selected as the WRHC award winner in the Open Media category. This essentially means it was deemed the most exemplary open media piece submitted this year. Between the amazing composition of the piece and the unique blend of percussion instruments, it clearly represents the high standard of work the WRHC looks for … Read More

Contributor Profile: WRHC Visual Art Award Winner Marco Rodriguez

April 16, 2015

It’s time to meet the winner of this year’s WRHC (Western Regional Honors Council) Art Award Winner. Marco Rodriguez studies at Mt. San Antonio College, and his piece Bird was chosen by a panel of WRHC judges to win this year’s award. Marco was notified of Scribendi’s call for submissions by his college’s honors department, … Read More

Looking to the Future: A Conversation with Amaris Ketcham

April 3, 2015

One of the longest serving members of Scribendi has returned as the faculty advisor. She served on staff for the 2004 edition, Editor in the 2005 edition, and office manager for the 2006 and 2007 editions. She returned six years later as the Faculty Advisor for the 2013 edition. After taking the reins from Dr. Donovan … Read More

Alumni Profile: Dr. Leslie Donovan

March 19, 2015

Dr. Leslie Donovan was the fourth faculty advisor for Scribendi. She held the position the longest of all our faculty advisors, from the ’98 to ’07 edition, and again from the ‘09 to the ’12 edition. Before Scribendi she had been involved with small publications for about twenty years. She’s also been closely involved with … Read More

(Not Quite) Everything You Wanted To Know About Minimags

December 5, 2014

It’s that time of year again: minimag time. What, you thought I was going to say finals time? While it’s true that finals are here, I don’t want to blather on about them. And since you’re here reading instead of studying, I’m going to take a guess and say that you also don’t want me … Read More

Evaluating Submissions

November 21, 2014

Last month, the staff started looking through the submissions and compiling their own shortlists for each category. Now we’ve been discussing the shortlists together as a staff, one of the most fun parts of the process. As someone who has had more experience with prose than visual art, I appreciate these discussions a lot; I … Read More

Día de los Muertos Parade

November 3, 2014

  The Scribendi staff has been hard at work, pouring over hundreds of different submissions in order to narrow down what shall appear in the 2015 edition of the magazine. It can be quite the daunting task and when such a monumental work is undertaken, breaks of some sort have to be allowed for to … Read More