Spring 2018 Letter from the Editor

 

Dear Readers,

It’s a little hard for me to believe, but writing this letter means that my term as Editor-in-Chief is already ending. Thinking about this past year has got me thinking about why exactly I love The Anthem so much, and I realized I love the synergy The Anthem represents between the different facets of the art community. Our editorial board closely read and debated upon every writing submission in this magazine. Our writers thoughtfully responded to our feedback; some worked with us through several rounds of revisions before both the writer and the editors felt the piece was ne-tuned to be the best possible. Our artists worked on pieces for months before submitting them. We carefully selected and then intentionally paired all our visual art with our writing. What you’re holding in your hands right now is the result of collaboration between photographers, painters, poets, writ- ers, sketch artists, and editors. That’s exactly why I believe it’s so beautiful — it brings the art community together.

And so I want to say a huge thank you to every single mem- ber of that community. Thank you to all our wonderful sub- mitters — it goes without saying that our magazine would not be what it is without you. Thank you to our dedicated editorial board for staying back during meetings that reg- ularly ran long and for wholeheartedly believing in the Ox- ford comma. Thank you to everyone on the executive board for remaining committed to The Anthem and bearing with

my paragraph-long texts and impromptu board meetings. And thank you, our readers, for caring about what we do and caring about the art your fellow Hoyas are producing.

Last year, we were very proud to present to you a 64-page- long annual issue. Last semester, we were ecstatic about presenting our 50-page-long semesterly issue. This Spring, we are so incredibly honored to present you with this 63-page-long issue of The Anthem. For a moment, I was worried that we might have exhausted all of Georgetown’s creative spirit with our Fall issue, but our art community has made sure that The Anthem continues to grow. I can’t wait to see where you all take this magazine next.

Huneeya Siddiqui

Editor-in-Chief

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