Enjambed opens the pages on another yearcsudhbulletin February 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS
By Anthony Maese-Castillo
Whether you love to write, draw or create whatever comes to your mind, or if you know someone at Cal State Dominguez Hills who does, Enjambed is the place to show them what you’ve got in your arsenal of creativity.
Enjambed is a yearly magazine that calls for submissions from students, current and former, and from all majors who reflect the personal thoughts, creativity and ways students feel.
Members of the English Graduate Association work in unison with the English Department to produce the publication. They collaborate to collectively gain the works of students, to display student creativity and show just how unique the minds of individual students truly are.
“The goal of Enjambed has always been to provide a voice for our students,” said Toumik Asatoorian of the English Graduation Association. “We see ourselves as a soundboard for the campus that reflects back the joys, struggles, pains, fears and dreams of students.”
Enjambed not only provides CSUDH students with the platform to publish their work, but it creates opportunities for students to manage and participate in the publication process.
“Enjambed, in many ways, is the voice of the campus at the moment of publication,” said Asatoorian. “Our current theme is, `Voices of Dissent,’ which, given our current socio-political atmosphere, is more crucial than ever.
“We want students to have a space in which they can express themselves, but also help create, for future Toros, a snapshot of what the campus was like during this time, what students were feeling, how students reacted and just how powerful a handful of images and text in a small booklet can be.”
Each year, students anew come to CSUDH with creative potential, and Enjambed provides new students and veteran students a chance to show their creative side, a bit of a comforting notion.
“Seeing as it’s my first year away from the norm of high school, I was really shy to be creative because of how intimidating and demanding college can be,” said CSUDH freshman Johnathan Silver, 18. “When I saw the flier for Enjambed, it brought back my courage to be creative. I don’t know if I’ll submit this year, but it’s nice to know that there’s a place here that wants to see what we’ve got for years to come.”
Whether you have a knack for being creative, or know someone with a passion for creativity, Enjambed will be your yearly source of showing the campus just how bright and creative you can be.
“Use this platform to voice your emotions,” said Asatoorian. “Enjambed is only as impactful, only as necessary and only as relevant as the students who submit to it.”