An Ode to Introductions

David Ake, the main student editor on this project, wrote the introduction for our project. He begins with a quote from my first lecture in Introduction to Magazine Writing, the class where several of the group got their start.

"Many of you have gone through your whole life having people tell you that you write well. Your parents and newspaper teachers from high school probably told you that you write nice stories. Many of you have been told your whole life that you’re good writers. I’m here to tell you that you’re not."