Beyond is a magazine developed by
the folks at your campus paper. You might have seen it before - it
comes out once a semester, and stays on the shelf until next
semester's edition replaces it.
It is an amalgamation of thoughts
and interests that have been collected through a variety of paths
and years gone by. The writers in this publication are sharing what
has been in their heads lately. It's quite entertaining, but
terribly resistant to classification.
Typically, the editors of Beyond
find ways to sum up stories, and then categorize them into quaint
little sub-sections. Such organization is possible, and visually
pleasing; but this time it just wouldn't work.
I attribute the resistance to be
categorized wholly to our writers. When left to toil with thoughts,
ideas and words (in that order), the result is never ordinary. We
take a look and
say, OK. What does Cricket have to do with Matisyahu? Nothing. Very
good, then. You'll go on page 6.
And it's wonderful! We have
selected a group of people whose thoughts are too diverse to be
arranged in sections that means there is a good chance of you
finding something enjoyable
to read. And there's also a good chance of our writers being fun,
un-boxy people...just like our readers. So, here's to that.
Remaining beyond the box forever. Enjoy reading.
Photograph by Mike Milkulski
Beyond is an editorially independent
news magazine produced by the staff
Journal, the student newspaper
at the University
of Illinois at Springfield.
Our mission is
to provide our readers with
and features that go
beyond the classroom and beyond what is
found in the student newspaper.
Our staff upholds the
professional and ethical
standards as outlined in The Journal Code of
Conduct and the Editorial Board Bylaws and Procedures.