ISSUE X.pdf


Preview of PDF document issue-x.pdf

Page 1 23432

Text preview


Managing editor

Design Team

Alex Ivory

Ricky Barajas
Christina Chiocchi
Sarah Heeney
Alex Ivory
Madison Mead
Dallin Mello
Hannah Pham
Spenser Williams
Sarah Wilson

Design editor

Writers

Hannah Pham

Literature Editors
Emma Lombard
Baily Rossi

art editor

Sarah Wilson

Events
Coordinator
Christina Chiocchi

Faculty advisors
Katie Adkison
Brian Donnelly

COVER PHOTO //
CHRISTOPHER CHEN

Kyle Anderson
Ricky Barajas
Jackie Caldwell
Amy Chase
Jason Chun
Evan Farbstein
Constantine Frangoudis
Carmen Guzman
Sarah Heeney
Joey Lattarulo
Savannah Lippert
Emma Lombard
Eduardo Monroy
Michelle Morgante
Sarah Joy Oxford
Gabriela Peñaherrera
Baily Rossi

Noah Shachar
Bryson Smith
Peyton Yen Stotelmyer
Martin Taylor
Christian Tranberg
Elliot Zehms

Artists

Leah Armer
Daniel Blanco
Jackie Caldwell
Jennifer Campbell
Amy Chase
Christopher Chen
Trevor Coopersmith
Lauren Davis
Bernadette Elszy-Perez
Stephanie Fedoroff
Mikaela Guerrero
Alex Ivory
Karen Khuc
Dev Macleod
Dallin Mello
Casey Mix
Francesca Towers
Cooper Weitz
Sarah Wilson
Leila Youssefi

Letter from the editor
Dear Readers,
The Catalyst has come a long way since my initial encounter with it back in Fall of 2013. I joined as a freshman when the first issue
was in its creation stages and saw it come to life through the hands and hard work of the editorial team. What started as a revival
movement of the original literary arts magazine became so much more within the period of one year. It wasn’t just a magazine that
got published every quarter; it became something that encouraged individuals to explore their creative intellects and collaborate
with one another from varying disciplines to produce works uniquely ours.
I lost touch with the movement soon after freshman year— only to find my way back two years later. It had a new and just as
passionate group of editors upholding The Catalyst’s mission of providing a creative outlet for the UCSB and Isla Vista community.
Seeing these souls continue to provide amazing work inspired the current editors and myself to become part of the 2016-2017 team.
Coming into our first quarter working together we had little experience, constantly asking and answering the question of, “What
would the previous editors do?” Now in our second quarter, we continue to stick close to the roots of the magazine, completing our
second issue (and tenth issue overall) as a team. It has been almost four years since The Catalyst has been revitalized and this is just
the beginning.
We would like to take this opportunity to send our heartfelt thanks to our previous editors-in-chief, Natalie O’Brien and
Madeline Lockhart, who along with their editorial support teams, provided us with the model for collaborative creation in word,
image, and design that we will continue to build on through The Catalyst in the issues and years to come.
We invite you to celebrate The Catalyst’s Tenth Issue with us. If it weren’t for you— the artist, the writer, the reader—we wouldn’t
be here.
Best,

Hannah Pham, Managing Editor

CREATIVE Prose
03 how bear learned to speak

20 The lion

09 drive

25 His father s worLD

11 Neither here nor there

27 the real housewives of stepford

Bryson Smith
Elliot Zehms

Michelle Morgante

Baily Rossi

Christian Tranberg

'

Amy Chase

14 missing

Evan Farbstein

17 Margaret applebaker

Peyton Yen Stotelmyer

Poetry
31 Clocks

46 tell me it ends in glory

32 Longings of the lonesome

47 arson

33 confessions of a side chick

48 Autumn Heart

35 roland

49 woman

37 medic

50 Consent

38 healing

51 coronary silhouette

39 tom bombadil

52 Baptized by fire

41 The tale of thanksgiving

53 Red Paint

43 STARDUST

54 Gin swim

45 how to saw your daughter in
half: a step-by-step tutorial

55 Still life

Emma Lombard
Martin Taylor

Kyle Anderson

Savannah Lippert
Eduardo Monroy
Eduardo Monroy
Noah Shachar

Jackie Caldwell

Gabriela Peñaherrera

Kyle Anderson

Jason Chun

Sarah Joy Oxford
Sarah Heeney
Baily Rossi

Emma Lombard
Ricky Barajas
Ricky Barajas

Constantine Frangoudis
Joey Lattarulo

Carmen Guzman