Editor’s Letter: What’s in the Plans for Perspective 2018-2019

By Liat Clark

Dear Readers,

Welcome back to another (or your first!) year at Yeshiva University! πŸ€— My name is Liat Clark, and I am honored to be leading Perspective Magazine and its phenomenal team of creatives into the new year. Senior editor Lilly Gelman, art director Atara Sragow, and social media directors Abby Stiefel and Miri Tannenbaum, join me in heralding in a new year of Perspective. Together with our talented group of editors, writers, artists, and photographers, we would like to present you with the October issue of Perspective Magazine. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

What began as our founder Rebecca Kerzner’s assignment for Stern’s own Magazine Journalism course has grown into a platform for entertainment, expression, art, emotion, and honesty for the Stern student body. Last year, each issue was better than the one that came before, increasing the kind of content we featured and how many submissions we published with every launch. Our community grew one article and piece of artwork at a time, expanding our writer- and readership to both the Beren and Wilf Campuses. πŸ‘«

 

As we launch our first issue of the new year, I am confident that Perspective will grow and evolve to reach and relate to even more students. As a writer and avid reader, at any given moment I have upwards of 10 saved articles to read from Buzzfeed, the New York Times, and everything in between. But, alas, I know that not everyone loves to read long-winded articles and emotional soliloquy. πŸ˜…πŸ“–

 

Thus, at the end of last year, I experimented by creating two Buzzfeed quizzes that relate directly to Stern student experience, looking to diversify our content while keeping it fresh, fun, and relatable. This year will see the incorporation of more quizzes, more Spotify playlists, more DIYs, recipes, and tips – more content with which YOU can engage! πŸŽΆπŸŽ¨πŸ’¬ We aim to expand our repertoire to include poetry, short stories, and creative writing in a new category called Expressions with the hopes of reaching anyone and everyone who may have something to gain from our movement. Featuring the artwork and photography, advice and honest accounts and experiences that you have come to expect and love, this year of Perspective is going to slay. πŸ’₯

This is where you come in. πŸ‘ŠπŸ™‹

Perspective is not just a magazine; it is a community movement that succeeds with the engagement of its audience. Our goal in publishing is not just to feature creativity; we seek to harness that honest expression as a means of reaching and impacting one another, connecting the student body through shared emotions and experiences.

 

How many times have you tagged a friend on a meme or article and said β€œ#relatablecontent” or β€œOMG this is literally us.”? Sometimes I glance at the number of likes, comments, and shares on these posts and marvel in the ability of a single image, Β listicle, or quiz, to connect us, highlighting that we aren’t so different, after all. πŸ‘―

 

So, dear reader, Perspective is here to do that for the Stern student body. We will talk about fashion, food, friendship, fun – and we will just as soon discuss struggle, pain, heartbreak, and disappointment, because they all make up the human experience to which we can all relate. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜–πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜Š

 

Share your tips, your humor, your creativity, with the YU community through Perspective, and together, we will build a beautiful community of #relatablecontent. πŸ’ž

Cheers to the new year! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒ
Liat Clark

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