The Sarah Lawrence literary magazine debuted the same autumn as College itself, and is the oldest continuously published student periodical on campus; currently called The Looking Glass, it has been known by at least half a dozen other names. The student newspaper was established in 1930; now called The Phoenix, it has been published under nine different names. We take a look at the publications on today’s campus, with a few thoughts from the students who created them.
The ’zine InFlux is the voice of FLUX (Feminism. Liberation. Unity. X-itement!), which seeks “to re-articulate the need for and relevancy of feminism at SLC,” through “forcing often unheard feminist voices out into the open and incorporating feminist dialogue into everyday life at Sarah Lawrence.”
“I was drawn to FLUX for its energy, humor and relevance to current affairs,” says Sarah Rosen ’08, co-chair with classmate Erin Burrows. “There is always the hope that what we write will incite our readers to get involved in taking action to make positive steps towards social (and lately, political) change.”
The Looking Glass, the latest version of SLC’s literary magazine
The Phoenix, today's incarnation of the student newspaper, was once known as The Sadie Lou.
“Unrestricted dialogue and free public art” is the goal of the editors of the Little Jackie Paper, a publication new in 2005-06-and they mean it. The magazine’s first two issues have been a motley fusion of professors’ recommendations, science experiments, computer programs, interviews, recipes, interpretive standardized tests, poetry, visual art and prose-what co-founder Camasin Middour ’06 calls “the gleeful communion of text and visuals.”
Beyond Compliance is a group that advocates for the rights of the disabled. As disability rights gain a higher profile, and the College works to make the campus more handicapped- accessible, supplies of the group’s eponymous ’zine have proven popular and, after a few days, hard to find, says co-chair Davin Searls ’07. “Sarah Lawrence should consider it a compliment that we want its education accessible to so many people,” he says. “We should do all we can to accommodate them.” “Build it,” agrees co-chair Lucy Callard ’06, “and they will come.”
Dark Phrases is the literary journal featuring work by students, staff and faculty of color.