Simpson Student Media previews Fall 2021 Issue of ID Magazine

Fall 2021 ID Magazine Promotional Flyer

The fall 2021 issue of ID Magazine, Simpson College’s biannual, student-run magazine, will be released on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 to 1:30 in Kent Campus Center.

This semester’s publication is titled “Boys Don’t Cry,” and follows an underlying theme of uncomfortable topics that need to be talked about, highlighting issues like the implications of traditional masculinity, sex education, cancel culture, gender orientation, critical race theory and more.

Senior Editor-in-Chief Liv Allen hopes the magazine helps the Simpson community become more educated on the key issues highlighted within the stories. She also hopes it sparks discussion.

“I’m so excited to bring my first issue of ID Magazine to life for the Simpson student body and community,” Allen said. “The topics we highlighted are conversations worth having. Our staff at ID Magazine invite our readers to read our stories critically and set aside any internal biases or preconceived notions about the subject matter we’ve written about. My goal with this publication is to spread awareness on key issues that affect many in our community, and to make our readers stop and think.”

Allen shared that the magazine wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and design skills of junior Katie Burns, ID Magazine’s Layout Editor.

“I love working with all the editors and staff that help make the magazine come to life,” Burns said. “I’m excited to see students reaction on the magazine and to show the hard work we have put in all semester.”

Senior staff reporter Riley Fletcher wrote a feature article about gender orientation on college campuses; she hopes readers learn from her article just as she did when conducting her reporting.

“My experience writing for ID Magazine was incredibly rewarding. I love learning about people and their thoughts and experiences, and I especially love getting to share those things with the world,” Fletcher said. “I always learn something new while writing stories and I thankful I’m able to spread that knowledge to my community.”

Senior Evan Burley said his story, titled “Sowing Division,” challenged his skills as a journalist, and he’s excited to see how readers digest his hard work. Burley’s story details the progress and pushback of Critical Race Theory in America.

“Writing for this issue of ID Magazine was my most challenging experience to date. It really tested my fact checking, researching, and interviewing abilities. I’m proud of the completed project, and of everyone’s hard work, so I’m excited for the magazine’s release.

In addition to the release date, ID Magazine staff will be hosting promotional tables in Kent Campus Center on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and at the Late-Night Breakfast in Pfeiffer Dining Hall on Dec. 14 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Any questions or concerns related to ID Magazine can be directed to olivia.allen@my.simpson.edu.

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