Write for the Lion's Perspective
The Lion's Perspective is looking for submissions for the campus online magazine. Students from all disciplines are welcome to submit articles.
All article submissions are due by the end of the semester. No late submissions will be accepted. (Late submissions may be considered for future issues.)
Below are topics and guidelines to help you successfully write for the magazine. At this time we cannot accept anything outside of the listed topics. The topics were researched in a campus-wide survey. However, if you would like to propose story ideas for future issues, you can submit those ideas via email.
Articles will be evaluated, based on a Magazine Rubric. Student articles will also go through a selection process, as space is limited. Students will be notified if their article is chosen for publication.
Goals for Writing an Article
The overall goals for your article should be to inform the campus community (students, as well as employees) about the topic you have chosen. Given that the online magazine will at first only be published once a semester, articles cannot focus on one event during the semester, but rather have to be background stories to give the reader a larger perspective on the topic.
- Focus on Learning: Write a 200-400 word article discussing a course or program you are enrolled in. Explain how the course fits into the larger program. Focus on the benefits of the course or program. Interview 1-2 sources to talk about the class or program and include their quotes into your writing, OR, write a 400-word article in which you describe what your class is doing that you consider out of the ordinary. Are you involved in a Service Learning Project? Are you creating an exhibit that will be showcased on campus? Are you using innovative learning tools? Interview your instructor and possibly some other classmates. Include their quotes into the article. Provide photos, if possible (we can only accept them, if you own the copyright to them).
- Sports on Campus: Write a 200-400 word article describing a specific sport we offer at EMCC. Give the reader an idea what it is like to be part of this program. How would a student go about participating? Interview 1-2 sources to talk about the sport and include their quotes into your writing. Provide photos, if possible (we can only accept them, if you own the copyright to them).
- Student Clubs: Write a 200-400 word story about a club you find interesting or that you participate in. Give the reader an idea what it is like to be in this club. What events does the club put on? Interview 1-2 sources to talk about the club and include their quotes into your writing. Provide photos, if possible (we can only accept them, if you own the copyright to them).
- Alumni Profile: In 300 words, introduce the reader to an alumnus whose life inspires you. What is that person doing now? How did EMCC contribute to the person’s career or life? Interview the person, as well as possibly someone close to the person. Include quotes from those interviews into your writing. Provide photos, if possible (we can only accept them, if you own the copyright to them).