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This edition of Scribendi came into fruition along with a new decade. In its design, Scribendi 2020 is inspired by themes from the forms of the 20’s art deco movement of a century ago. In addition, this is the first year we had to plan a digital release during a global pandemic that made us work and think in new and creative ways.
What you’ll find in this issue: The 2020 edition features work by forty-five Honors students from seventeen schools across the country. Included in this edition you will find hidden puns, curious collages, and a zine that you can take out of the magazine and fold yourself. If you’d like to hold the physical copy in your hands, you can order the print edition here. Please donate 10$ to help cover mailing, printing, and general operating costs. You can also download a digital edition by clicking on the cover above.
Table of Contents
|Category||Contributor Name||Title of Piece|
|Creative Nonfiction||Kathryn Wylie||Austin|
|Jesse Lauze||Killer College Kid Soup|
|Tessa Vroom||Scrabble with the Dead|
|Julia Daricek||How to Speak Latin|
|André Watson||Three Card Monte|
|Short Fiction||Emily Morrison||Brood|
|Stu Nolan||Humble Love to Spiral Jetty|
|Erin Benton||An Address on the Fragmentation of My Self|
|Jordan Carey||tangerine queen|
|Petra Ellerby||The Waste Land|
|Nain Christopherson||In the Kitchen, Water Rumbles with the Roil of My Blood|
|Leah Nordlund||How to Listen to Your Body|
|Caelyn White||My Grandfather’s Apartment|
|Jade Braden||Raccoon Synergy|
|Stella Nall||Be Free, Earlton Skree|
|Lucy Tayco Price||Some Things I Have Done, Some Things I Have Not|
|Skylar Tibbetts||girls in a connecticut summer|
|Foreign Language||Christina Lee||잃어버린 시간 Lost Time|
|Herman Chavez||amor crece en un jardín imposible. love grows in an impossible garden.|
|Mohammad Azeem Khan||عش حرا، يا وطن أجدادي Live Free, Dear Country|
|Kulsoom Mohammad||خواب In Dreams|
|Photography||Jenika Staben||Morning Stretch|
|Kiana Rose||Alien Landing|
|Kiana Rose||Lone Ewe|
|Emma Beauchamp||Beautiful Now|
|Hyunju Blemel||삼세대 자화상 Sam-se-dae Ja-hwa-sang (Three Generations Self-Portrait)|
|Hyunju Blemel||웅녀춤 자화상 Ungnyeo Chūm Ja-hwa-sang (Bear Woman Dance Self-Portrait)|
|Jenika Staben||Life in Motion|
|Visual Art||Carolyn Summerford||Demonio|
|Stella Nall||Boobs Are Measured In Cups, You Know|
|Jessie Hertz||Alphabet Vaults|
|Ethan Swanberg||Free Fall|
|Ashley Geraets||失われた海 Lost Ocean|
|Tressa Marre||“I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more”|
|Tressa Marre||Wrath and Mercy|
|Vanessa Krajeck||The Lady and the Rock|
|Ashley Geraets||大自然之女的馈赠 Gift of the Daughter of Nature|
|Isabel Heiland||Amanita muscaria|
|Open Media||Nora Vanesky||media projections|
|Jenika Staben||The Ballerina Method|
Enjoy our open media pieces below!
media projections by Nora Vanesky
This short film layers figurative metaphors with literal representations to create a hyperreal critique of how the projection of media can affect our everyday lives.
The two characters warn against labels that restrict our personalities and influence us to present a false narrative of ourselves and distill our endless capabilities. Media presents a vague expectation of how people should look, act, and consume information, which distorts the true essence of our everyday life. We blindly follow unspoken rules to ensure our acceptance within the seemingly unified world but are each facing our own battles.
The messages projected by media affect each of us in a different way, but we can choose to listen or silence the negative voices. The true act of rebellion is to alter the roar of media into a faint whisper so as not to give power to the overwhelming voices. Instead, we focus on one another and choose to create real connections that are not just projections.
The Ballerina Method by Jenika Staben
Starting with warmups and stretches, this black and white short film sequences through one dancer’s core rituals in ballet before a performance. Ballerinas prepare their bodies for defined and expressive movements that are meticulously repeated for unity and poise.
Every detail from the placement of their hands to their pointe shoe’s ribbon wrapped tightly around their ankles is crucial to their routine. Endlessly repeating leaps and turns allows for a smooth performance, but once it is over, they must go back to the barre and restart the ballerina method.
This process of stretching, pointing, and leaping is repeated over and over to improve themselves, their skills, and their routine. All this effort and precision is put forth to achieve the everchanging perfection of ballet.