Historical Facts: This was the second year that Scribendi had an exchange student on staff, and the first year it had two. It was also the first year that the magazine cover featured French flaps, which are extensions of the cover that are folded in, similar to the dust jacket on a hardcover book.

What you'll find in this issue: This 2018 edition features artwork and literature from 42 undergraduate Honors students from across the country. Included in this edition are heartfelt examinations of personal histories, clever musings about day-to-day life, and portraits as odes to the people who matter most, to name a few. For a minimum $10 donation (to cover the cost of shipping) you can get your own physical copy of this edition of Scribendi here. We also have a digital edition available for download here.

Table of Contents

 Category Contributor Name Title of Piece
 Foreign Language Qi'ang Meng Halfway
  Carol Stringer Paper Planes
 Poetry Maya Roe My Daughter's Ocean
  Jack Ellmer Serenity is Shared
  Joshua Tise A Few Moments of Convergence
  Carolyn Janecek Under the Dog Star
  Leslie Nuckoles Blackstrap Molasses
  Abigayle Goldstein Incontinence, Depression, and Empathy
  Keegan Grady Dry Creek Sonnet
  Amanda Becker Rain Dance (trio)
  Samuel Slonaker Jacking Off in the Shower Then Feeling Nothing
  Savannah Hernandez Sieve
  Rachel Baxter Horrors for Highways
 Creative Nonfiction Ryan Drendel Suggested Writing
  Maria Hiatt The Chalice of Grace
  Keegan Grady Illuminations
  Jennifer Cummings Reason
  Jacqueline Jolley Just Keep Laughing
  Youssef Helmi Ketsui, the Town the Clouds Left Forever
  Gabrielle Zweifel Funeral
  Amy Sara Lim Star's Calling
  Tamara E. Faour Cordial Cherries
  Nicolena Boucher The Generator
 Visual Art Rachel Watson Hair
  Claire Liu PoPo
  Jennifer Spong Double
  Lara Lee Meintjes Every Time I Open My Mouth in Public
  Jadie Adams Blizzard
  Elisabeth Vehling Deconstructed Face
  Sidney Abernathy Not Like the Movies
  Jon Carrillo Head and Hand
  Joshua Chang Cotton Candy Coward
  Elisabeth Vehling Drip Woman
  Kaitlynn Skinner Mars
  Joshua Chang To Sheehy
  Kaitlynn Skinner Twilight Zone
 Photography Connor Lee-Wen Knowledge Enfolding
  Sarah Manriquez A Silent Dream
  Shelby Petty Ghostly Visions
  Abigail Steffen Tanzanian Daze
  Emma Lowe Curiosity
  Donald Roberts Placid and Pink
  Donald Roberts Dion's or Death
  Bryson Schritter Surreality
 Open Media Allison Borgonah Just a Little Lost
  Erin Mitchell Drowning
  Lukas Armstrong-Laird This is the Bathroom

Enjoy our open media piece below!

This is the Bathroom

This is the Bathroom explores the most intimate moments in a less well known and often overlooked setting in film — the bathroom. Following a young man in his bathroom provides glimpses of what we often interpret as monotonous, and at times uncomfortable tasks. Nonetheless, the professional cinematography creates a dynamic exploration of human intimacy and vulnerability. The monochrome snapshots in this film weave a story that expresses raw, mature situations that are unnoticed in the everyday chaos. In effect, the film forces the viewer to bring their own experiences and become immersed within the film’s story.

This film plays with the senses that go beyond sight and sound. A presented sudden shift in mood undoubtedly takes viewers on a roller coaster of emotions by producing a dynamic experience which allows viewers to feel a bit uneasy, curious, and possibly a little love sick. Just as we all undergo moments of vulnerability, partnership, and loss — we also all use the bathroom in some way or another. Moreover, the film’s effective skill in execution of a small space location, simple approach, and sound production gives these humble bathroom moments a charming light. Shot in two days with minimal equipment and crew, the film relies heavily on collaboration and improvisation. This film was also created with only thirty dollars but a whole lot of heart.