The staff of Multnomah's new student publication Muse just launched the online magazine's third issue. The theme for this December edition is "Celebration." Celebrating the everyday gifts from God - even the little things. Celebrating triumph and freedom from the chains of abuse. Celebrating a commitment to live life with joy to the fullest for Christ's glory.
The history of Muse
Launching on October 6 of the fall 2011 semester, Muse includes stories and artwork from the magazine's staff writers and contributions from MU students, faculty, and alumni. The publication is a collaborative effort between the remainder of MU's 2011 Journalism and Communication Studies students and MU's Student Government (STUGO) communications department.
The First Issue
The first issue of Muse was the "International Edition," which focused on Portland's international food carts, co-editor Aaron Esparza's missions trip to the Philippines, MU student Stephen Lasu's experience as a Sudanese refugee, and several other stories following the theme.
The second issue, the "Broken Edition," was a huge undertaking as writers delved into tough topics, such as abortion, homosexuality, sex-trafficking, cutting, and prostitution. The content was heavy and the feedback from readers was excellent.
The heart behind Muse
Muse will continue on into the 2012 school year with editorial director/faculty adviser Cornelia Becker Seigneur boldly leading the way. The time spent individually coaching and investing in her students helps them produce quality work with creativity and skill.
Seigneur is a freelance writer and author of WriterMom Tales: Corralling the Commotion While Savoring the Chaos, Spilled Cheerios and Prayers of Real-Life Motherhood and Images of America: WEST LINN.
MU students and co-editors Aaron Esparza and Monica Winders worked diligently to lead their team of six to produce Muse each month. They encourage anyone affiliated with MU to submit stories, photos, and story ideas for the 2012 school year.
I (Liz Clark) have had the privilege of serving as a section editor for Muse alongside section editors Kristen Leach, Tiina Mall, and Laura Stone. Producing Muse was a rewarding experience as we brainstormed over every issue and worked hard to publish them each month.
Muse would be less impacting if it were not for the incredible contributors who shared their stories with the MU community. The Muse staff thanks those contributors.
Spark conversations from Muse
Muse is much more than a student publication, it is a conversation. After viewers read Muse, the staff hopes that readers will spark up conversations about the content with others. Take the content beyond the magazine to inform, inspire, and impact the world around you. Join the conversation!