Story by Warner Otto, Justice Nawman, and Max Franks, photo by Warner Otto
Literary magazine club or more commonly referred to by some as Lit mag, has been meeting since the beginning of the school year. The meetings consist of designing a magazine that we hand out at the end of year. According to sophomore Caroline Harvey, she likes having the freedom to express her creativity.
“I like that you can choose what to put on the page. You have freedom to choose what to express and how,” Caroline said.
Another great part about the club is being surrounded by people who share your same interests, which creates a common ground amongst the staff and makes staying after school a lot more enjoyable.
“It’s a fun experience and you get to hang out with cool people,” sophomore Trinity Leger said.
The Lit Mag staff meets almost every Thursday after school to prepare the magazine for the end of the year and students work hard to put the pieces together and generate a great final product. For Trinity, she enjoys witnessing another person’s individuality and takes great pride in the magazine.
“I like the fact that we get to look at other people’s works,” Trinity said.
The club is an amazing experience for students who aren’t as social to break out of their comfort zone and work as a community to design the newspaper together.
“It’s really fun, it’s not for a grade but it’s not something you do for fun. It’s also cool to see other people’s work,”
Students join Lit Mag to try new things and to experience different things. Students who want to learn about how to putting together a magazine.
“I thought it’d be a learning experience,” said Caroline.
Lit Mag is good for people who want a career in journalism and want to learn what it’s like. The experience is a good way for students to learn how to create a magazine.
“ I would recommend it to people who are interested in journalism [and] would recommend it to those people because you can learn a lot of the elements of journalism in this [club],” Caroline said.
Even students who aren’t in Lit Mag talk about what they think about the club. They give their impression of the club without even knowing little or nothing about it.
“Well, I’m a senior and I won’t be here next year, so I can’t join or consider it,” senior Candis Sowell said.
Some students who haven’t joined would maybe considering joining because it interest them. For other students it’s not something that doesn’t interest them.
“[It wouldn’t interest me] because I’m not very good at visual art and I don’t consider myself a writer,” Candis said.