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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.

2020-2021

Letter from the Editors

Dear Readers,

We started our first year of college during the most unprecedented time in recent history. Our transition into the best years of our lives turned into a nightmare. Drowning in endless schoolwork with COVID-19 restrictions thwarting opportunities to meet new people and explore our first year of freedom, life became stressful and lonely. Still, we persevered. We found creative ways to spend our time, rebuilding our broken spirits.

As we present this year’s edition, we would like to recognize the students who were courageous enough to submit their work to the publication. It was a privilege to read each piece produced during the 2020-2021 academic year, as unheard voices found amplification. The diversity in interest and opinion demonstrates the Bulldog experience throughout this remarkable time. This year was alike no other, but you have proved the resilience and determination of our class. Please enjoy this issue of The Mall.

Sincerely,

The 2020-2021 Editorial Staff

Essays

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Front Matter
The Mall Staff

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Breathe
Tori Thomas

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Dear Claudia
Sydney Wells

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Representation Matters
Cori H. Robinson

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Pushing Past a Laugh
Maura Donnelly

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The Red Flower
Benjamins E. Abermanis

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The Crowded Room
Kaylee G. Simmons

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A Day of Eternity
Ethan Kroll

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The Temperature of Time
Ariana E. Ortmann

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Of What Lies Beyond
Benjamins E. Benjamins

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Final Celebration
Grace Crane

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At Rest or in Motion
Faith L. Bloomstran

2020-2021 EDITORIAL STAFF

Editor-in-Chief
Kailey Murphey
Editor Staff
Kailey Murphey
Makenna Territo
Hope Meierkort
Jack Karbowski
Charley Sihpol
Stasia Raebel
Emma Bergquist
Joanna Henn
Olivia Safranek
Cover Design
Lauren Lee
Student Advisor
Lucas Johnson
Faculty Advisor
Nick Reading