Haley Fisch is a human creature whose favourite pastime is writing poetry and prose that centers around animals, mental health, love, and that thing that flicks away from your eyes when you turn to look at it. A third/fourth/?? year creative writing major, Haley enjoys reading obscure fantasy novels in her spare time and when not bent over a book, can be found having staring contests with her dog, or beating Undertale for the hundredth time.
Senior Prose Editor
Maggie Smith-Salzl loves to edit other people’s work. She is a self-identified grammar wizard. Additionally, she loves her two cats, Oliver and Wayne, who help her with her writing by walking all over her computer’s keyboard when she’s using it.
Junior Prose Editor
alix is a [redacted] year student and likes the smell of the air when it rains. sometimes she writes, sometimes she plays animal crossing instead. she’s currently working on her first novel while slicing bread for a living. follow her on ao3 @ bucky__barnez
Senior Poetry Editor
Ivy Edad is a Filipinx writer born in Manila Philippines. In 2014, she moved to the stolen territories of Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Ivy is studying Journalism and Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She writes about the effects of diaspora in her life. Ivy attributes her relationship to prose and poetry to an indecisive lover. She writes to make words love her back, and revels in the rejection she constantly receives.
Junior Poetry Editor
Niloo Daliri is an Iranian-Canadian with an admiration for literature. A Douglas College alumni, she is further pursuing creative writing at KPU. She can be found writing poetry and essays on topics such as gender equality, combating poverty and reviving the art of a tasteful debate.
Senior Arts Editor
Alison Curtis is a visual artist exploring the interlaced relationships between identity and creative agency, through acrylic paint and mixed media. She is the recipient of the KPU Faculty of Arts Multimedia Art Contest People’s Choice Award, and the Margaretha Bootsma Award for Visual Excellence. She has also worked in gallery settings and has assisted with prepping and hanging art exhibitions. Her work explores the relationships between identity and the ability to create, specifically women creating art with their hands and life with their bodies. Curtis is currently studying for her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, while living and working in Surrey, BC.
Junior Arts Editor
Steven Robinson is a visual artist who focuses on the professional presentation by looking at the correlation between an art piece and the setting it is displayed in. He received the Deena C. Duggan Endowed Award from the for his knowledge of colour theory and applying it to his practices in acrylic painting. His knowledge in woodworking helps while displaying works in exhibitions. His own art practice plays with properties that create a physical space that does not exist, pushing it towards boundaries of abstraction.
Senior Design Editor
Angelica Carpio is a sad (BTECH) student. Sometimes designs and sort of an occasional writer, but mostly just watches re-runs of Hannibal and drinks an obscene amount of water. Constantly in need of a higher level of adult so do not let their age fool you. Often seen weeping over mythology, floriculture, theology, heavenly messengers, ghosts, and God. Friends have commented that they can use the word “beautiful” at least twenty-one times a day and that they have an unhealthy obsession with humming Hozier songs.
Junior Design Editor
Thomas Buecking is a self taught digital artist. His initial interest in sketching and illustration has managed to migrate into the world of graphic arts that is inspired from various forms of art making found in the world of technology, television and popular media. He enjoys combining his passion for sketching with technology to produce illustrative pieces that range from experimental to figurative works that is dependent on his frame of mind and what he is keen on investigating.
Cassidy Brodie is a fourth year information technology student. You can find her on her computer in cramped spaces or laying on the floor with her cat.
Social Media Coordinator
Esther Amankop Udoh
Esther Amankop Udoh is a Journalism and Creative Writing student. She enjoys reading and creating short stories from the scenarios in her head. She hopes to use her words to create something great in the future.
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