The Bridge is back with a new edition, and it’s celebrating a special anniversary.
The student-managed fine arts and literature journal recently released its 15th volume, which pays tribute to the past and highlights the creativity of students and alumni.
“I really hope it showcases art in a different way,” said Editor-in-Chief Mialise Carney, ’19, an English major from Raynham.
Mialise and the other members of the editorial staff poured over about 200 submissions to pick the 68 works that made The Bridge’s 2018 edition. Submissions included poetry, writing, photography and ceramics. The journal’s staff celebrated the release of the publication at a party on Thursday. The Bridge is free and available around campus.
Mialise hopes The Bridge gives the work that graces its pages more longevity than a one-time event affords. It provides a publishing venue for people who may be too shy to submit their pieces elsewhere, she said.
The staff dedicated this year’s volume to former faculty advisers John Mulrooney and Katy Whittingham, who were instrumental in maintaining the award-winning journal’s high standards. A particular focus this year are works that touch on the challenging and rewarding aspects of life.
“There is heartbreak and loss, but also hope and love,” the editors wrote in a letter. “These are the things that make us human. Within the work of our vast community of creators, we see today’s significant conversations echoed through many artistic mediums.”
Mialise, who is returning as editor-in-chief next school year, envisions a bright future for The Bridge.
“I would love for it to become a journal that is more widely recognized on campus,” she said.