Stone-Cutters releases Winter Tabloid


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Emma Miller ’23 peruses the Stone-Cutters Winter Tabloid while walking through the library shelves.

Jina Jeon

Stone-Cutters, the school’s literary arts magazine, released their Winter Tabloid on March 24. The Stone-Cutters Club, which meets every cycle and releases two to three issues per year, compiled submissions from 10 student artists and writers to create the publication.

Stone-Cutters Visual Editor Chiara Umekubo ’23 said the magazine features a variety of concepts and art styles. She said that by participating, she learned how much work goes into the magazine.

“Stonecutters helps to promote all different types of art by including a range of [media] in their publications as well as hosting a lot of art workshops,” Umekubo said. “This was my first in-person publication, and I learned about the [steps of the] process including submission, review, layout, printing and scheduling.”

Umekubo said she drew inspiration from her creative side while working on her submission. Through her artwork, she said she aimed to personify the feeling of not belonging and experiencing a lack of connection.

“The piece I contributed is about my right brain’s thinking center,” Umekubo said. “Even though this part of the brain helps with anxiety and connects you to the world, I feel that even if I were in the most fantastic, wonderful place, it would still be absent, and that’s what this piece shows.”

Stone-Cutters Literary Editor Anika Iyer ’23 said working on the tabloid both allowed her to share creative techniques with other students and gain inspiration for her own artwork.

“For this Winter Tabloid, I led the Literary Review Session, where we selected which works we were going to publish,” said Iyer. “Reading through submissions helped me learn about other writing styles. I’ve also shared some of my own writing experience by leading [Stone-Cutters Club] workshops.”

Artist and contributor Olivia Wang ’23 said that through perseverance, she was able to be published in the tabloid and experience the Stone-Cutters Club’s sense of community and teamwork.

“Last year, I submitted something that didn’t get accepted, but I still wanted to try again,” said Wang. “This year, I got accepted, and it was cool to see so many other pieces of art next to mine. Even though different people are making separate projects, they become cohesive and tell a story.”