Alloy release party spotlights student expression and engagement

Open mic poetry reading in the Computing Center at Cox Hall.

On April 19, around fifty students gathered in the Computing Center at Cox Hall for the Alloy Release Party. Alloy is a student-run literary publication featuring poetry, prose, artwork, and photography. Students’ voices echoed through the back gallery as they shared new pieces from the issue. Half a dozen students even stepped up for an open mic session.

“To hear those pieces in the authors’ own voices was incredible,” remarked Kelly Doyle (19C), Alloy’s Editor in Chief.

Copies of the issue were available for the first time, and an accompanying Computing Center exhibit was debuted. The event was sponsored by the Computing Center to support student expression and engagement. Last fall the organization was featured in the Center for the first time, after Amelia Frances reached out to the group.

“For all of us on staff, it was so rewarding to speak with the creators of works we’ve spent the whole year talking about and getting to know,” Kelly said. “It was really wonderful bringing together those who create the magazine, those who produce the works, and those who read it.”

The latest exhibit highlights sixteen written works and four visual pieces. Exhibits in the space strive to represent student voices and foster a sense of community on campus. Alloy will be on view through September 2019. The Computing Center is open for the summer Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm starting May 20. Stop by and check out the student works!

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