Once upon a time, nine students walked into their first literary magazine class. Some expected it to be easy. Some thought they could publish before winter break. They had visions and dreams far beyond anything they had accomplished ever before. But their dreams suddenly came to a screeching halt, the day Ms. Davis asked, “How much is it going to cost?”
Fundraising ideas exploded across the room.
“Recycling print cartridges......?”
The students then realized that this would be no small feat. After many calculations, one student announced the final cost for publishing the magazine. There was a collective gasp around the room.
“That’s a lot of cookies to sell.”
Hi. We are Island Pacific Academy’s Literary Magazine Class. Our class is trying to create a Literary Magazine for our school. Many of our students are artistic and creative, and want to showcase all of their writing and art pieces in something that they can take with them through high school and beyond.
Our newly established, small school in Hawaii has never published a magazine like this before so we have no starting money to build from and this process is all very new to us. Our class is financially independent -- we fund and create everything from scratch, and only eight students work on this magazine. However, we have already begun fundraising through a fall festival and car wash. $240.00 closer to our goal!
We want to start something that will continue on for years to come in our school; a legacy that will be left behind long after we graduate. Your money will plant the seed for this student-driven project. This will only cover part of what we need, the rest we have already fundraised by other means.
The songs we used in our video:
Horseshoes and Handgrenades by Green Day
Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John
A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
And an audio clip from Apollo 13
- (80 days)