Rambunctious: Its Third Edition!
By Morgan Brang and Meghan Byrnes
Photo courtesy of jdrambunctious.wordpress.com
“I think it turned out really well. The staff put a lot of hard work into the final product,” said senior Alex Lesser, co-editor in chief for Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s literary magazine. The third edition of the J-DHS literary magazine, Rambunctious, came out on May 24 with over 70 student submissions of poems and short stories the students wrote throughout the year.
Copies were sold on J-D Day and the staff wants to continue to sell more throughout the year. The staff tried to publish all of the submissions to the magazine either in the print version or on the website. “I submitted my work because my English teacher gave me extra credit but I also thought it would be really cool and to see if I got in,” said senior Megan Gillson. Many other seniors also submitted their work because their teachers offered extra credit including Veronica Wheelock and Julen Bascaran. “The final product turned out well and I wrote an awesome poem,” said Bascaran. Wheelock was also impressed with the way Rambunctious turned out.
“The process was challenging but we were able to accomplish everything in a timely manner,” said Lesser. Freshman Bella Hylen read Rambunctious and said that she loved it. “I liked everything in it. All of the poems and stories in it were really good,” added Hylen.
“I feel it is important our magazine is in print because the authors get a different sense of accomplishment,” said Lesser. “This allows family members to hold their child’s physical work in their hands,” he added.
Overall, the literary magazine was a success and everyone who wrote for it this year said that they would definitely submit their work to it again if they got the opportunity. “I write in my journal over the summer so I’d submit my work again,” said Bascaran.