that time again, folks. It's time to let your eyes wander from the
ordinary, to shimmy off the trappings of the everyday, to discover a
new vantage point.
Twice a year at your student
news-paper, something rather obscure happens – reporters get an
extended deadline, and editors have a content look on their faces.
No, we haven't entered a time warp; we have been working on
Beyond is our bi-annual magazine
that looks different than The Journal, with thicker and squattier
looking pages; it also covers a variety of topics that don't always
appear in the news-paper. This edition of Beyond explores cultural
traditions, common health misconceptions, literal old school
projections and so much more.
The Journal/Beyond staff
contributed their own ideas to fill these pages. But they did so
with you, the reader, in mind. Some of the topics are light-hearted,
offering a jovial escape from the mundane. Others are more hard
browed, calling attention to subjects that have been long
overlooked. Some fall in between these boundaries. Whether you are
reading for pure entertainment or to satisfy a thirst for knowledge,
I hope you will find the contents of this issue more than
And as I have just interjected such
a personal pronoun to this note, I suppose it is time to introduce
myself. My name is Emily Martin. I help edit this fine little
production. Although some modify my title with “chief,” I certainly
do not feel like the head of this operation.
The student newspaper, a microcosm
for all workplaces big and small, works as a cog. We are made up of
talented designers, curious and enthusiastic writers and ardent
business people. We are guided by feedback from our adviser, Debra
Landis, and the advice of students, staff and faculty. No single
person runs the show.
We could not do what we do without
the contribution of every turning wheel, every lever and every
pulley – all dehumanizing metaphors aside – we could not do what we
do without the people of this university and beyond.
Photograph by TerryLynn Banks
Between the covers
survivor's take on breast cancer
look at Islam
to do on a first date
Springfield artists share their original talents.
all the hippies gone?
Photograph by Jeremy Wilburn
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.