Babel submissions increase with new incentives

Kamala Durairaj

The newly renamed world languages magazine Babel has received 50 student submissions, an increase due to a new extra credit opportunity offered by the World Language department.

Babel Editor Lucas Gelfen ’15 believes that students were encouraged to submit to the magazine to receive extra credit in their language classes.

“I submitted it because I wanted to work on my linguistic skills, and the extra credit was extra incentive,” Brennan Lee ’17 said.

Student submissions including works of creative writing, recipes, reviews, poems or photos are in the process of being sorted, Gelfen said.

“This year I thought that we became much more proactive. We presented at class meetings and planned more in advance,” Gelfen said. “We got a really great turnout and we got many more submissions than last year.”
Layout for the magazine will begin in April, and the publication date is still to be determined.