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Scribendi 2023 was designed to be playful, DIY, and, of course, pink; intentionally imperfect, flowy and free. This year’s edition of Scribendi embraces bright ribbons and uneven columns to show the beauty in being distinct, unique, and unbound by strict rules and grid lines. Scribendi had the smallest staff in the magazine’s history this year, with just six staff members and three editors making up the entirety of the production team. It exists in juxtaposition to its 2022 predecessor, being fluid where 2022 was solid and messy where 2022 was clean-cut. Despite these differences, they share the distinction of being the only 8″× 8″ editions of Scribendi, with the continuation of the square design being a large passion amongst this year’s staff.
What you’ll find in this issue:
The 2023 edition features work byforty-one Honors students from nineteen schools throughout the western region. Scribendi 2023 features a short film, powerful, emotional narratives, music sung in Spanish and poetry in Russian. 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|
|Visual Art||Allison Peschek||Dynastes tityus V|
|Pablo Ayala||Tesoros de mi Padre|
|Jeanie Vo||Witch’s Brew|
|Austin Nguyen||We Are in a Crisis|
|Kira Okuma||Jaxson: Any Cowboy’s Dream|
|Pablo Ayala||Intersection of Land and Regret|
|Pablo Ayala||Lamentations across Guachimontones|
|Kira Okuma||Peruvian Apple Cactus Flower I|
|Sanjiti Sharma||Who Am I?|
|Dylan Francisco DeCastro||A Paper Dream|
|Photography||Lucien V. Sebastian||Hide Anymore|
|Rylee Norman||Two Old Fishermen|
|Andrew Michael Joseph||the altar|
|Andrew Michael Joseph||coalesce|
|Kimberly Giannone||Laramie Brinkman Roping|
|Kimberly Giannone||Ethan Landis|
|Lucien V. Sebastian||Ashamed, Afraid, Made|
|Open Media||Natalie Li||Memoirs under the Sun|
|Nadia Warren||Te quiero|
|Foreign Language||Daniil Tourashev||Война это Война (War is War)|
|Poetry||Caroline Tuss||Black-eyed Susan Lane|
|Olivia Saklofsky||Women’s Work|
|Brianna Lubinski||Cold Snap|
|Olivia Saklofsky||Three to the Third Power|
|Gemma Trimble||You Drift, I Roam|
|Fiona Martinez||I Blinked in the Hushed Dark Last Night|
|Kelsey Hart||Fall Break in C++|
|Brooke Scudder||A Forest of Lost Women|
|Tanya Sopkin||body hair|
|Tegan Keyes||Crow as the Sun Rises|
|Abril Vale-Luzardo||The Children’s Hospital|
|Short Fiction||Milena Raeber||Laboratorium|
|Zara Roy||Consolation Prize|
|Ella Bathory-Peeler||two seeds|
|Ashlynn Amendariz||The Night Shift|
|Baruch Marin||Men like Us|
|Addison Fulton||Adam and Eve File for Divorce|
|Creative Nonfiction||Andrew L. Sowers||Gathering Up; Holding On|
|Katherine McGuinness||On Ghosts & Black Birds|
|Fiona Martinez||Instructions for a Walk|
|Issac Nelson||Don’t Stop Me Now|
|Alison Wang||Six in the Morning|
Check out our open media pieces below!
Memoirs under the Sun by Natalie Li
“Memoirs under the Sun” captures the innocence of childhood through various interactions with nature and depictions of the organic shapes the Earth brings. However, as our protagonist grows up, she sees the natural world around her become filled with the construction of the city. The harsh lines, bright lights, and industrial look of downtown Los Angeles is juxtaposed with the vibrant shades of the plants and flowers that the girl plays with while young, and reminds the audience that that it is the duty of all to protect and preserve planet Earth.
Director Natalie Li enjoys multi-media forms of storytelling that promote culture, identity, and inclusion as she starts her career in entertainment. With this film, she hopes to encourage a period of self-reflection that questions the impact of industrialization on climate change.
Translated as I love you, “Te quiero” is composed, produced, and sung by Nadia Selene Warren, working under the stage name Aiden Selene. With each piece of music she produces, she adds new production details in the hope of learning everything she can about her craft.
The music itself is bubbly, featuring a major chord progression with guitar throughout the chorus. Warren’s voice has an echoing quality to it, perhaps reflecting the internal nature of this song as the lyrics describe the the love the artist holds for another. The cheerful attitude of the song promises an enjoyable time for any who listen.