At the beginning of my Senior year at Lassiter High School, I knew I wanted to work on some sort of team and participate in some kind of collaborative creative endeavor. I was given the perfect opportunity when my AP Literature teacher announced that she was looking for someone to join the team, and I applied right away. Our school's magazine had gone underground for various reasons, and we worked hard to resurrect it and shed light on its potential.
One school year later, the magazine was released digitally via the Lassiter High School website.
It was not without an incredible amount of heart and soul that this was accomplished, both in the creative spirit of all the contributing artists and writers, as well as my fellow team members Abrar, Anagha, Juila, and my AP Literature teacher, Dr. Blanchard. We spent an entire year reviewing art and writing, curating a rich collection of work, and laying out an appealing and mentally engaging visual feel for the magazine's pages. I have one story ("Salamander Songs") and one piece of art in it, and I served as one of its editors, the chief graphic designer, and its main art curator.
Now that my time with the team has passed, I am deeply thankful for everything my experience of working on it taught me. I cannot describe how much that part of my life as a high school senior enriched me.
Thank you, everyone.
The Magazine's Mission Statement:
"We’re here to offer you a student publication dedicated to art and literature that captures the unique and expressive voices of our student body. The Trojan Digest (formerly Arête) seeks to compile a body of literary and artistic works of the highest quality— serving as an outlet for creative ideas, bringing recognition to talented artists and writers as well as enjoyment and feelings of community to readers."