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The Mall publishes writing from Butler University’s Freshman Year Seminar (FYS) program and shares exemplary work produced in FYS courses. We aim to empower students’ understanding of the purpose and power of writing. We hope that this resource serves as a learning tool in classrooms and the larger community.

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

2018-2019

A Note from the Editor-in-Chief, Hannah M. Ratzer

Dear Readers,

Thank you for picking up this publication of The Mall. The staff and I are pleased to present work from the 2018-19 first-year seminar students. During the spring semester, we read through countless submissions, from essays analyzing Breaking Bad, to personal struggles and triumphs, to essays that made us wonder. This publication was exciting to put together as it allowed us a glimpse into the lives of our fellow first year students and their Butler experience. I hope you have a similar experience while reading this edition of The Mall. We crafted this year’s Mall in the hope to continue to inspire and challenge future first year students by being representative of our university at large, and the great writing Butler students can create. The staff and I would like to extend our thanks to our contributors for being willing to share their writing not only with us, but with Butler University and its community. We would also like to thank the faculty that supported this publication by encouraging their first-year students to submit their stellar work. I hope you enjoy the 2018-19 edition of The Mall.

Essays

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Front Matter
The Mall Staff

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363 Days Later
Andrew Jacob

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Big Fish, Big Pond
Henry Weinberg

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Gemini
Grace Johnson

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L’amour Pour Les Fleurs
Sarah E. Johnson

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The Empty Chair
Abbi Cook

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IN2PIRE
Chuck Levine

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Time in a Bottle
Jack Streberger

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Comic Sans
Chloe Makdad

2018-19 EDITORIAL STAFF

Editor-In-Chief
Hannah Ratzer
Managing Editors
Jack Hamilton
Nick Tasolides
Social Media Editor
Brenna Dunn
Editorial Assistants
Austin Holley
Jack Maller
Isaac Wall
Jack Gutzler
Jack Pastore
Caroline Davis
Katie Strohl
Adam Rosenzweig
Samantha Hartman
Emilia Sexton-Pinon
Cover Design
Connor Garvey
Sydney MacNeil
Faculty Advisor
Nick Reading