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The Mall publishes writing from Butler University's First Year Seminar students and shares exemplary work produced in FYS courses. We aim to empower students' understanding of writing. We hope that this resource serves as a learning tool in classrooms and in the community at large.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

2019-2020

Letter from the Editors

Dear Readers,

Your first year of college is symbolic of your first year of freedom. Ironic, considering most of us finished our first year quarantined in our parents’ houses. The second half of our spring semester was taught behind computer screens, and COVID-19 robbed us of our social lives. But through that difficult time, something beautiful was born. Voices were shared, authors became established, and students transformed into artists.

As we present this year’s edition of The Mall, we would first like to thank those students who were brave enough to submit their pieces to the publication. We received dozens of submissions, and it was an honor to read them all. As first-year students, it was truly eye-opening to experience the incredible diversity in thought, artistry, writing, and opinion that this campus has to offer. This year’s edition is a testament to that diversity, and to the tenacity and fighting spirit of all our fellow Bulldogs. Please enjoy this 2019-2020 issue of FYS students’ The Mall.

Sincerely,

The 2019-2020 Editorial Staff

Essays

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Front Matter
The Mall Staff

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Academic
Lucas Johnson

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More Than Panels
Leah Bechtold

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Poetic
Natalie Shaffer

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Feelings of Indigo
Letitia Bortey

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Wet
Letitia Bortey

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america
Natalie Shaffer

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good/bad
Natalie Shaffer

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++- and so much more
Leah Bechtold

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Path in the Clouds
Emma Littau

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Will we be alright?
Nicole Dickson

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Personal
Karrington Tabor

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I’m Always Too Late
Emily Schaller

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Chicken Nuggets
Hamzat Ipesa-Balogun

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The Well
Lydia Zidan

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Moving Up and On
Karrington Tabor

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How To Tell A Lie
Karrington Tabor

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Slim Thick
Shelby McCallister

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Problem Dog
Joseph Vainisi

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Who’s There?
Leah Bechtold

2019-20 EDITORIAL STAFF

Editors
Lucas Johnson
Natalie Shaffer
Karrington Tabor
Editor-At-Large
Kolton Bailey
Cover Design
Lucas Johnson
Faculty Advisor
Nick Reading