May is perhaps the hardest month for me, as I am not only preparing for exams, but am also working on Liquid Paper, my school's literary magazine. As editor both sophomore and junior years, I organized over two hundred student entries of art, fiction and poetry into categories. These categories, or subthemes, are based on an overall theme. Our 2011 magazine, dubbed Circadian, featured Innocence, Ignorance, Reminiscence, and Experience (inspired by Blake).
I spend approximately eighty hours proofing Liquid Paper-my eyes glued to the computer, exacting the placement of text boxes and photos of art on InDesign (a program used for layout). But the time is worth it: our 2011 edition was awarded gold by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. There's also the process: gradually producing a hundred glossy pages from single scraps of paper-in essence, giving life to literature and art through a professional publication, something of which my school community can be proud.