Vol. 50

Issue 2

Celebrating Creative Expression at Baylor since 1966

Periaktoi

Our Mission

Periaktoi's mission is to produce a journal of art and literature that reflects the diversity of experience and inspiring talent present in the Baylor community. Art and literature provide unique value to our community and serve as a vehicle for expressing the inexpressible, for exploring human experience in all its varied dimensions. In recognition of this value, Periaktoi seeks to promote access and expand interest in the arts at Baylor, while providing a forum for artists, musicians and writers to showcase their work to the broader community.

Visual Art, Writings, Music & More

  • Music Performance

    Solstice

    Sarah Anne Evans ’18

    The Baylor Orchestra, under the direction of Tom Schow, performs an original work composed by Baylor student Sarah Anne Evans ’18. Recorded: Mon, 18 April 2016

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  • Film

    Ringo Cannonsmoke

    William Austin, Director

    A short film by William Austin, the junior filmmaker.

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  • Dawson Brown
    Photography

    Seize Spring

    From Mr. Oswald's Photography Class

    Standout pieces with hints of Spring.

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  • Poetry

    The Obligation to Be Early

    Kari Watson

    This is a poem written by Kari Watson. She based the model on the poem "The Obligation to Be Happy" by Linda Pastan.

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  • Baylor Pillow
    Digital Art

    Arcimboldo Project

    Works from Mr. Montgomery's classes spring 2016.

    Arcimboldo is an artistic element that was popular in the16th century. Arcimboldo pieces are composed of different elements that reflect the characteristics and traits of the object.

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  • Essay

    Caleb Chaudry

    This I Believe

    Caleb Chaudry recites his “This I Believe” essay in the chapel on April 21, 2016.

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  • Botanical Garden
    Drawing

    Eric Wu Gallery

    Eric Wu

    A gallery of Eric Wu's selected artworks.

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  • Essay

    Mani Ross

    This I Believe

    Mani Ross recites her “This I Believe” essay in the chapel on April 21, 2016.

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  • Dove Mother
    Drawing

    Personal Art Work by Ell Brakebill

    Ell Brakebill

    "I don't particularily identify with any specific style. I like to overexaggerate and make ugly things beautiful. Primarily, I use black ink and colored pencil, but for some, I just layer and edit my photography. There is a lot of beauty in ugly things."

    -Ell Brakebill

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  • AP Artwork

    Emma Siegel's Artwork

    Emma's artwork on fabrics.

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  • Music Recording

    My Apologies

    Dean Azzouz

    Dean Azzouz performs original song, My Apologies

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  • Daniel Iturri Calvo
    Ceramics

    Ceramic Artwork from Pottery Classes

    Ceramic artwork from Ms. Portera's Pottery 100 classes.

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  • Kelvin Lu
    Essay

    Tolerating the Intolerant

    Mani Ross

    This is a "This I Believe" essay by Mani Ross about her experiences with race and the necessity of tolerance.

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  • Poetry

    Gersh Green

    Poetry out Loud

    Gersh Green recites at Baylor's Poetry Out Loud competition, performed in chapel on February 21, 2016.

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  • Eric Wu
    Drawing

    Collection of 2016 Drawings

    Collection of 2016 drawings

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  • Music Performance

    Angellea Saenthong

    Angellea Saenthong performs Wish I Never - Joelle (Cover)

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  • Maggie Pierce
    Essay

    Gingerhood

    Lynn Gui

    This is a short essay by Lynn Gui, who reflects upon the role of ginger in our lives.

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  • Wiley Pippenger
    Photography

    Patterns in life

    Photography Class Spring 2016

    Students discern beautiful patterns hidden in nature.

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  • Music Performance

    Elina Sandstrom

    Elina Sandstrom performs Waitress Song - First Aid Kit (cover)

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  • Lily Zabel
    Poetry

    Still As A Tree

    Garret Carmichael

    This poem won second place in this year's Writers' Collective poetry contest.

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  • Caroline Keller
    Essay

    I Believe In Hot Showers

    Dawson Brown

    This is a "This I Believe" essay about hot showers by Dawson Brown.

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  • Carolyn Potts
    Poetry

    In Media Res

    Rose Dallimore

    Rose's poem won first place in this year's Writers' Collective poetry contest.

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  • Catarina Felgueira
    Essay

    I Believe in Hands

    Lilli Carlton

    This is a "This I Believe" essay about hands by Lilli Carlton.

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  • Alex Mozingo
    Poetry

    His Lips Tasted Of Hope

    Oscar Williams(pseudonym)

    Selected poem from Writers' Collective poetry contest.

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  • Poetry

    Hailey Miller

    Poetry Out Loud

    Hailey Miller recites at Baylor's Poetry Out Loud competition, performed in chapel on February 21, 2016.

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  • Sara Snead
    Painting

    Middle School Paintings

    Sixth graders' selection of paintings including the Muse Painting Project and the Watercolor Tree Project.

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  • Parrish
    Poetry

    Shakespearean Sonnet

    Alec Coussoule

    Alec Coussoule has written a Shakespearean sonnet praising a vintage car.

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  • Mixed Media

    Middle School 3D Art, Collages, and Extra Drawings

    A collection of several different types of work from Baylor's Middle School students including the Photoshop Art Project and the Day of the Dead Diorama.

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  • Music Recording

    Shot, locked up, and flown off

    Michael Monroe

    Michael Monroe performs original song Shot, Locked Up, and Flown Off

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  • Recital

    Shakespeare Recital

    Daniel (Opi) Calvo

    An audio recording of Daniel Iturri's Shakespearean monologue, which won second place at this year's senior Shakespeare recitation contest.

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  • Music Recording

    Jaded Jazz

    Ell Brakebill

    Written and sung by Ell Brakebill

    (Pianist: Bill Evans)

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  • Elizabeth VanDeusen
    Mixed Media

    Middle School Street Art

    8th graders learn about street art and are particularly inspired by the mysterious London based artist known as Banksy. Employing his techniques, students craft a stencil and use spray paint to highlight a social issue that has a particular importance to them. The topics often include controversial issues such as pollution, body image, and sexual orientation.

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  • Rachel Payne
    Poetry

    Eternal Words

    Kate Padilla

    Kate Padilla's Shakespearean sonnet discusses her love for books.

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  • Music Performance

    Hailey Miller and Elina Sandstrom

    Hailey Miller and Elina Sandstrom perform "Rivers and Roads."

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  • Emma Siegel
    Poetry

    A Prayer For My Sister

    Mya Long

    This poem by Mya Long is modeled on,"Prayer For My Father" by Robert Bly.

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  • Ansley Grace Hill
    Drawing

    Middle School Insect Drawings

    In the sixth grade students' first project, they use charcoal to create a gradient change and a sense of space. Then, studying 18th century French engravings, they are challenged to draw insects accurately and with as many details as possible. They then write a haiku about their piece in their English class which they then have to incorporate into the composition.

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  • Mimi Allison
    Essay

    Toddler Eyes

    Olivia Bettis

    This is a "This I Believe" essay about seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler by Olivia Bettis.

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  • Gary Lein
    Essay

    I Believe Nobody Should Face A Burden Alone

    Cecilia Rodriguez

    A "This I Believe" essay by Cecilia Rodriguez, who talks about her diabetes and what she learns from it.

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  • Poetry

    Stories

    Elizabeth Hayslett

    This a Shakespearean sonnet by Elizabeth Hayslett investigates the power of stories.

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  • Quotes

    Inspiration from Artists, Musicians & Writers

    Periaktoi Editorial Team

    Where else to find inspiration and further demonstration of Periaktoi's mission than in the words and experiences of other artists, writers, performers and musicians. Check it out, and send us your favorite quotes too.

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Issue Archives

Wednesday May 18, 2016

Team Periaktoi

  • Editors-in-Chief
    Emma Siegel
    Teresa Zhang

    Art Director
    Lynn Jiang

    Media Editor
    Elliott Brakebill

    Visual Art Editor
    Teresa Zhang

    Writing Editor
    Teresa Zhang

    Web Editors
    El Brakebill
    Caterina Felgueira

    Anne Thomas Hooper
    Lynn Jiang
    Isabella Kong
    Aleena Potluri
    Teresa Zhang


    Faculty Advisors
    Bernard Fertal
    Melissa Pojasek

    Contributers this Issue
    Rileigh Arrington
    Keaton Baker
    Olivia Bettis
    Ellie Bixler
    Elliott Brakebill
    Dawson Brown
    Taegan Bunch
    Annalise Butler
    Daniel Iturri Calvo
    Grace Carlson
    Lilli Carlton
    Garrett Carmichael
    Caleb Chaudry
    Alec Coussoule
    Rose Dallimore
    Chloe Eachus
    Ke'Lynn Enalls
    Gabriella Gray
    Gersh Green
    Lynn Gui
    Elizabeth Hayslett
    Donner Hill
    Michael Ho
    Anne Thomas Hooper
    Connie Hui
    Rachel Hurby
    Margie Hussey
    Rose Hutcheson
    Katherine Jefferson
    Lynn Jiang
    Brandon Johnson
    Dustin Johnson
    Miles Kadrie
    Jack Kirby
    Isabella Kong
    Anthony Kranis
    Jennie Kwon
    Mya Long
    Kevin Lu
    Ada Ludwick
    Abby McNamara
    Hailey Miller
    Amelia Moore

    Alex Mozingo
    Sam Musick
    Dylan Nash
    Kate Padilla
    Franny Pettway
    Maggie Pierce
    Baylor Pillow
    Wiley Pippenger
    Erin Ray
    Ara Rhodes
    Cecilia Rodriguez
    Mani Ross
    Kayla Runyan
    Zoe Rye
    Emma Seigel
    Eric Shibata
    Will Snead
    Sarah Sumida
    Sydney Anne Sutherland
    Marly Toledanno
    Samuel Townsend
    Kari Watson
    Dexter Webb
    Oscar Williams (pseudonym)
    Eric Wu
    Naomi Wu

    Lily Zabel
    Liam Zhang

    Special Thanks to
    Betsy Carmichael
    Lee Casson
    Amy Cohen
    Judy Condon

    Beth Gumnick
    Julie King
    Heath Montgomery
    William Montgomery
    Jason Oswald
    Mary Lynn Portera
    Laura Willett

    Published by the students of Baylor School since 1966

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