Over 40 students and faculty members attended the launch of the new issue of Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts on October 25, 2017 at the Robert Langen Gallery in the library. A number of English and Film Studies students served on the management board responsible for the first issue of 2017. They included: Mitchell Kooh, Mynt Marsellus, Esther Brockett, Brittney Tessier, Carina Rampelt, Madeline McInnis, and Vidish Parikh. This issue includes articles on a wide range of topics, including, Disney films Wall-E and Tangled, Tomson Highway, the repatriation program used by International organizations, changing demographics in Japan, the constructedness of female orgasms, and non-binary identities. Mynt Marsellus noted that LUJA received over 200 submissions, and it was difficult for the editors to choose ten essays.
Richard Nemesvari, the Dean of Arts, expressed his delight and approbation of extra-curricular activities such as LUJA because they were a good form of experiential learning and a testament to the intellectual work happening at Laurier.
Organizer and this year’s Editor, Angela James welcomed the new crew who would take over the Management of LUJA.
It was an enjoyable evening, with good food, exquisite music, and even prizes for the audience.
LUJA is funded by the Arts Undergraduate Society at Laurier.
Photos and story by Eleanor Ty