By Julia Snyder, junior English major from Murrysville
LATROBE, PA -- Saint Vincent College’s literary magazine, Generation, launched its 2019-20 issue on March 27 despite a closed campus, emailing the publication to contributors. The issue is the first to include work of alumni alongside student work, as well as the first to be made available digitally.
Micaela Kreuzwieser, editor-in-chief of Generation and English major from Canfield, Ohio, said, “Our purpose is to provide a medium for members of the Saint Vincent community to view their art and work in print, and this expansion allows us the chance to fulfill that mission even further.”
Established in 1962, Generation is compiled, designed and distributed by students who anonymously choose creative writing and visual art submissions from the Saint Vincent College community.
“Being part of the Generation staff and having my work accepted to the literary magazine was one of the highlights of my undergrad career,” said Chloe Wertz, C’14. “Now that Generation is opening submissions to alumni, I can relive that exciting time and connect with undergrads who are also passionate about writing in a fun and creative way.”
The 2019-20 issue of Generation contains the work of 23 students, eight alumni and two faculty members.
Students featured include Kruezwieser; Samantha Hilyer, sophomore English major from Patton; Heather Rieg, junior graphic design major from Loretto; Zelie-Marie Hummer, senior chemistry major from Leola; Clair Sirofchuk, sophomore English and studio art double major from Ligonier; Nicole Fratrich, junior English major from Seward; Max Planchon, junior biochemistry major from Hampstead, Maryland; Amanda Moyher, junior English major from New Derry; Julia Snyder, junior English major from Murrysville; Kate Bell, senior English major from West Mifflin; Johanna Phillips, senior English major from Baden; Moira Sullivan, junior anthropology major from Waldorf, Maryland; Alexis Cobbin, sophomore engineering major from Hubbard, Ohio; Kaitlin Repp, sophomore politics major from Gettysburg; Carly Bodner, freshman studio art major from New Alexandria; Jason Walko, senior marketing major from Smithton; Christian Loeffler, senior English and biochemistry double major from Derry; Jessica Ackerman, senior English major from North Huntingdon; Sydney Hoffman, senior art education major from Saint Marys; John Rogan, senior English major from State College; Daniel Whirlow, junior English major from Greensburg; Michael Mondock, senior history major from Greensburg; and Shaye Beeman, junior digital art and media major from Somerset.
Along with Friend, alumni contributors include Kathryn Ordiway, C’16; Bethany Giancola, C’19; Edward Kunz, C’19; Elspeth Mizner, C’19; Joe O’Connor, C’69; Daniel Schwoegl, C’16; and Dr. William Snyder, C’73. Dr. Snyder, a professor of English, was one of two faculty members with work featured, joining Dr. Phyllis Riddle, professor of sociology and anthropology.
Members of the staff of Generation include managing editors Ackerman and Hummer; secretary Julia Snyder; designers Friend and Zachary Plappert, senior digital art and media major from Spring, Texas; and readers Cobbin, Fratrich, Walko, Whirlow and Irina Rusanova, junior English major from Germantown, Maryland. They were advised by Michelle Gil-Montero, associate professor of English.