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Prism is Oregon State University’s art & literary journal. We publish student work in print issues as well as online content on our Backmatter blog and the “Beyond the Page” podcast. A Bright, Creative Future New annual production schedule will allow for more student creativity By ERIN DOSE, Editor-in-Chief “Oregon Beauty” Photography by Yuheng Zhao, featured in “Reflect,” Volume 138 of Prism. My last term as editor of Prism is already incredibly bittersweet. While I’ve held a variety of exciting and creative positions at Orange Media Network, leading the Prism team has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I am definitely sad to leave, but also so excited for the next person to enjoy the position and make a difference on Oregon State University’s campus, especially considering the new opportunities the editorial team will have. The publication has typically released three editions a year on a ten-week production cycle, starting with gathering submissions in the first three weeks and ending with a launch event to celebrate the students featured in the edition at the end of the academic term. Next year, there will be new challenges presented to the students who participate in Prism’s legacy. This system will be completely changed as Prism will produce one edition toward the end of the year. While a page count for this edition is not yet determined, we are planning on approximately one hundred pages. This change feels dramatic, but it also opens many windows of opportunity for Prism. Instead of three weeks to collect submissions, the next editorial team will have three months. The editors and volunteers will be able to visit different classes and organizations on campus to share about Prism and request submissions from students of all majors and backgrounds. While there won’t be a new edition every term, Prism will still be hosting events three times a year. These events will likely be more community focused, perhaps even partnered with other artistic organizations both on and off OSU’s campus. In addition, Prism will focus on expanding our digital presence. With consistent videos, blog posts and podcast episodes, our OSU and Corvallis community can expect Prism to be a resource for creative entertainment and information. The digital focus will also give Prism’s wonderful volunteers more opportunities for career development, creativity and fun. Lastly, the next print edition itself will be possibly the highest quality it’s ever been. Our submission pool will be larger, our review committee devoted and our production process lengthened. With more pages and time, Prism will be able to compete with renowned college literary journals across the country. I hope that both OSU and Corvallis are excited about what is to come at Prism. I can see our publication being a home for anyone who is passionate about creativity, regardless of their position in life. I can’t wait to see all the amazing student created work both inside and outside of the pages. Thank you to everyone who has been involved with our fantastic year, and I hope to see you again as we head into the future.