To all past editors and interested new editors, Collab will meet on Mondays this year after school. We meet in the Collab room, which is the small room in the English hall between Ms. Netishen’s and Ms. Bularzik’s room. Our meeting generally run from 2:15 until 3:00 or 3:15, and while we meet nearly every week, editors are allowed to miss meetings without losing their editor’s credit. If you are interested in being an editor for our Volume 43, please stop by!
The school year is back in full swing, and Collab wishes to welcome you all back. We also wish to announce the opening of the first of our writing contests: Our annual poetry contest.
Any BHS student may submit his or her own original poetry either to the submission box outside of our room in the English hallway, or to Mr. Lally in room 200. The submissions are made anonymous, and our student editors will determine the top entries. The best poem we receive will earn a $25 gift card to True North in Burlington. Our other prizes include a free copy of the 2014-15 edition ($10 value) and a beverage at Starbucks or True North.
The deadline is Thursday, October 2.
Poems can be any length, any subject material, and any quantity. Although students may submit any number of poems, they will only be eligible for one of our prizes.
Good luck, and we look forward to reading your poems!
Yesterday’s graduation ceremony made it official – Collab needs some new head editors. Our entire head editing staff, as well as several key members of our editing board, graduated yesterday, and Collab wishes them all of the success they can fathom in the future.
Looking forward, Collab is also very excited to announce their new head editors for volume 43, which will be the 2014-15 edition of the magazine. And they are…
Congratulations, Neil and Jillian! You are going to be great!
The Collab fundraiser through Out of Print Clothing is still running, but it just got better…
From Tuesday through Thursday, their whole website is 30% off – plus, if you add BURLINGTON as a coupon code, you ALSO get free shipping, and a part of your purchase benefits Collab!
Check out their merchandise at www.outofprintclothing.com
If you are interested in buying the latest edition of Collab, you can now pick one up at our online store. CLICK HERE, or in the “Purchase” tab in the header of this page, and you can use your credit card to pick up a copy of the 2014 Collab for only $10. For in-person sales, check at lunch for our sales table, or see Mr. Lally in the English hallway.
The 2014 edition of Collab is here!
The shipment arrived today, and instead of holding out until April 30, to coincide with the True North Open Mic Night, we’ve decided to open the magazine up for sale right away.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, the cost is $10, and a purchase brings with it a FREE copy of the 2013 edition (until they run out – we only have 8 remaining at this time).
To buy a copy, please visit our sales table at lunch, or see Mr. Lally in the English hall. You can also ask our head editing staff of: Irina Grigoryeva, Lena Keown, and Pranav Menon, who will be able to get you a copy as well.
And most important, congratulations to the staff for turning out another excellent magazine!
The Spring 2014 edition of Collab is now complete, and has been sent out to the printers! If all goes well, it should arrive at BHS by the end of April! We will be setting up a pre-order table at lunch for the week immediately before and immediately after April break – order one today! The cost is $10, and while supplies last, any preorder will also get you a FREE copy of the award-winning 2013 edition. For a sample of the great work you’ll see in this year’s magazine, click on the HIGHLIGHTS tab in the header.
We are only about a week away from sending the 2014 edition of Collab to the presses, and we are currently taking pre-orders. The cost of the magazine is $10, and we’ve sold out twice in the last four years. We only have 8 remaining copies of our NCTE award-winning magazine from last year, and we have decided to extend our pre-order promotion:
From now until April break, any purchase of a 2013 Collab ($10) entitles you to a FREE edition of the upcoming 2014 magazine. See Collab advisor Mr. Lally, or our head editors – Irina Grigoryeva, Lena Keown, or Pranav Menon (all Class of 2014) to purchase one of the last remaining copies of the magazine.
We expect that Volume 42 will arrive sometime around the end of April, or the beginning of May. Stay tuned for updates!
by Lena Keown
let’s be like adults for the weekend
and wake up together at eleven,
because we’ve battled the week
and lie close under thick blankets
as looming winter chills concrete walls
and a mattress that’s too small for two
while we laugh at words we won’t remember,
and your fingers dance idly across my breast.
let’s be like adults for the weekend
and complain of how tired we are, still,
and burn our tongues on bitter coffee
as we gaze out the window in quiet reverence,
as though the city offers some sort of knowledge,
a profoundness we can’t yet grasp:
so we’ll talk, instead, of the people we’ve known
and dream of the future behind hushed lips,
hoping that it will always be like this.
The judging of the 2014 Final Thoughts Contest has ended, and this year, our winner was Lena Keown’s poem, “Hoboken”. This marks Lena’s second contest victory this year, as she also won our 2013 poetry contest. She will make her first appearance in Collab this spring.
This marks only the second time a poem has won our top prize, and Lena has won $40 in iTunes gift cards. Congratulations, Lena!
Our runner-up this year was Stephanie Desrochers with her autobiographical narrative, “The Timelessness of a School Hallway”. Although Stephanie has made it into Collab several times with her accomplished artwork, this marks her Collab debut as an author.
Our third-place prize this year goes to Wilson Hoac, another Collab debut, for his short story, “Stars”
For their accomplishments, Stephanie will receive $25 off of her senior prom ticket, and Wilson receives a $15 discount for his 2014 yearbook. Congratulations to all three winners!