Welcome to my column! My name is Savannah, and I’m an editor for Driftwood and secretary for EWHS Photography Club (new members always welcome!). Although Driftwood was started by us editors as a CAS project, we’re hoping that it can be continued even after we graduate (this year!). My column will hopefully encompass topics like upcoming/notable artists (working with all types of media) and I really can’t wait to get started. The column will be an amazing opportunity to gain inspiration and experience other art that people put out. As an artist myself, I’m always looking to improve my work and gain inspiration from others, so I’m hoping to inspire other artists while also exposing prominent artists’ work! Thanks for reading and watch out for our next edition!
I’m Pavi Chance, one of the co-editors of Driftwood Art and Literary Magazine, and I'll be writing a column to accompany each issue we publish in which I’ll talk about literature and review books I’ve read. I’ve been an avid writer for a long time, and an avid reader for even longer, and I’m excited to get a chance to talk about a form of media that has had such a strong impact on me. I’m also excited to be involved in a project that provides Edmonds-Woodway students with an opportunity to share their artistic creations with a wider audience. Not only is this beneficial for the artists themselves, but by sharing their work, they have the potential to inspire other students to engage in creative activities of their own. Though all members of the editorial team are seniors this year, we hope that underclassmen will carry on the magazine after we've graduated, and that our school will continue to celebrate student creativity for years to come.
The world is really a movin’ place. From events both natural and man-made, the one thing that connects every living thing on this planet is our mutual existence on Earth. However in many—and arguably most—cases there’s a real disconnect between each person and the world around them. Consequently, this portion of Driftwood will be dedicated to acquainting ourselves with and understanding the world around us. Whether it’s politics or philosophy, events of organic, social, or supernatural sort, we’ll talk about them. This piece is one whose boundaries are only limited by what we dare to question, and furthermore what we attempt to see, so come at it with open eyes and open mind. It won’t have a strict rubric to follow, and will differ from post to post, but will always rearrange the way we see the world around us, and thus is dubbed “World Piece,” as it is worldly in nature. Maybe, as in this post, I’ll leave you with a quote or concept for your brain to chew on, and maybe I’ll leave you with an image, podcast, or article. In return, I ask you to leave me a note either in person or via email, with a question or concern about the world, and together we’ll look at ways to answer it.
“It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories.”
My name is Alyson Podesta, and I will be writing the “Music” column. I’ve been singing as long as I can remember, and I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn a few instruments. Music is a major part of my individual identity, and I’m excited to have the chance to write about and share music in this column. This column will be a place where student music can be displayed, but it also will be a venue for my individual writing on music, and displaying new songs and artists. Driftwood’s philosophy will also be upheld in this column: it will reflect the taste and opinions of the student body. This aligns with Driftwood’s overall goal of being a creative home for students at EWHS. I’m excited to be a part of this new project, and I’m grateful for a chance to show my musical identity within this column.
My name is Alex Rahill. For the next year, I will be voicing my opinions on the different aspects of Edmonds-Woodway High School; my opinions may not resonate with all readers, but I enjoy talking, so here I am.
Some things about myself: I am an avid photographer, a full IB student, a lover of Canada, a listener of music, and an adorer of animals. I am a terrible speller. Traveling is my passion. I enjoy all people, but some more than others. I have a lot to say, and not a lot of people to listen.
Over the next year, I plan on examining social trends within the school, administrative decisions and their impact on the student body, and events and things occurring in our local community of Edmonds.
I am truly excited for this year of Driftwood. Never before has this school witnessed a literary and artistic publication, and, with some luck, this magazine will carry on for years after the founders have left the school.