The first edition of Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal was published on Friday, February 15th! It includes artwork, short stories, poetry, short essays, and longer articles and reviews!
A female form is encapsulated by vegetation in a languid yet stoic position. Nature is used to indicate the suffocating feeling caused by the many stressors of modern social life. The image represents the emotional toll of living in a technological world of ceaseless information which is often morally challenging and psychologically draining, and how there is no easy reprieve without embracing apathy.
A young woman living in Kansas struggles with a growing sense of homesickness for her childhood home in California, and comes to a new understanding of her relationship to the places she inhabits when her family decides to start a vineyard.