Students launch diversity magazine
For their Humanities & Global Studies capstone project, seniors Jocelyn Quinn and Sydney Smith created the first Bullis issue of Insight. The magazine was initially founded by students at Sidwell Friends School as a forum devoted to diversity and the exploration of different cultures and perspectives, and Jocelyn and Sydney chose to bring the publication to Bullis to, as they wrote in their editor's note in the issue, "help celebrate the diversity witnessed by our student body. By narrating their own stories, we hope that Bullis students will be able to find commonalities with one another and build a strong sense of empathy towards each other that will strengthen our community and the way we view diversity."
The students announced the issue at an all-school assembly on Monday, December 11 after working on the issue for the last several weeks. The theme for the inaugural issue is "Making the Invisible Visible," and the content came from members of the Humanities and Global Studies capstone class. Students were asked to write about topics or experiences they believed should be talked about. "By sharing these stories," wrote Jocelyn and Sydney, "we hope to inspire conversations and improve our community."
Artwork throughout the magazine was selected from art classes and chosen to supplement the articles and fit the magazine theme.
The editors plan to produce a second issue of the magazine in the spring and invite students to contribute or join the production staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.