by Issac Levinger '20
With spring here, many anticipate the release of this year’s Logos. Logos is a program designed to recognize students artwork. The student-run magazine showcases artwork that has been made throughout the school year by students, whether it be in the classroom or on their own time.
As seen on hallway and classroom walls, this year’s issue is set apart by its unprecedented amount of publicity. One of the staff’s goals was to appeal to students who hadn’t found the time in their scholastic day to practice an artistic craft, but would instead pursue it on their own time. That desire was seen by the thematically-engaging posters plastered in the hallways of North Hall.
By no means was that their only method of content cultivation. English classes engaged in a day of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month in April and students were encouraged to submit their products; in addition, some advisory sessions dedicated to Bullis campus-inspired photography and poetry.
As we’ve witnessed the Logos process integrate in to daily life, it’s undeniable that the Literary-Art Magazine has succeeded in representing different voices on campus. “We tried to balance the pieces out, so that it is representing of our diverse front of students,” saidstaff member Michael Agege (‘20).
Another first for this year is the club’s advisor, Mr Rau, who, in only his second year teaching at Bullis, has taken over the advisor duties . This has been an experience he’s described as delightful: “It's a new experience for me. I'm so happy with the students on the staff, so if that were the case annually, I would continue doing this. It’s great. It's fun.”
Readers should expect a “unique” and eye-catching cover art (Michael Agege ‘20). Even more, the content inside will feature a variety of literary and artistic categories. “Instead of just trying to match artwork with poetry, were trying to incorporate more short stories and prose,” said Alexis Leder ‘19. Submissions had even gone as far as Fortnite short stories.
When asked about Logos’ importance on the Bullis campus, Leder said, “that Logos gives people a truer sense of the people you go to school with everyday”
And, while the aspect of community in the literary and artistic publication is paramount to its integrity, it seems its status has elevated.