CBU’s digital news magazine, The Galleon, which takes its name from the University’s former yearbook, has been up and running for a year now. Curated by CBU’s Marketing and Communications Office, the magazine draws on contributions from CBU’s students, staff, and faculty. Stories are written and selected by an editorial board, which is composed mostly of faculty and students from the Department of Literature and Languages, including junior Morgan Harper and sophomore Chase K. Encalade, who are both English for Corporate Communications majors, and sophomore Berlin Howell, who is a Creative Writing major.
Over the course of this past semester they’ve written dozens of articles including Berlin’s reviews of David Bowie’s Blackstar, and Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight; Morgan’s essays on autism awareness and the diversity of digital media content; and Chase’s investigation of the pervasiveness of sexual assault in our culture and a survey of CBU’s students asking them, “What’s it like being black?”
Members of our School of Arts faculty have also contributed some great articles including Dr. Leigh Johnson’s (who serves on the Galleon Editorial Board) dissection of the current political landscape; an excerpt of Dr. Ben Jordan’s new book: Modern Manhood and The Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship, Race, and The Environment; Dr. Neal Palmer’s take on the Memphis media’s storytelling responsibilities during Black History Month; and Dr. Emily Holmes and Dr. Mary Campbell’s reflection on their time in Cambodia.
We’re very proud of this partnership with the Marketing and Communications Office and thankful to them for providing a platform on which the CBU community can express our diverse ideas and experiences, and on which our writing students can hone their skills. Considering the quality of the work during the inaugural year, the future of the magazine looks bright.