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I Believe Icarus was Right
  • Essay
Tina Zheng

Icarus was given wings held together by wax as a method of escaping his prison, yet he was warned by the inventor that he should not fly too high, for the sun would do what it often does - melt things. Yet, Icarus did exactly that. Thus, his waxen wings melted in the heat of the altitude and Icarus plummeted to his death.

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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, Writing, Music & More

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Anh Phan and the Periaktoi Team

The Periaktoi team’s promotion video.

 

AP 2D Arts (Jacky Song) - "Past and Present "
  • Painting
Jacky Song

Past and Present – Jacky Song
My hometown Shenzhen has experienced a huge change in the past decade. In 1970s, it was only a small fishing village without any signs of industry. Now 50 years have passed, and it has grown into an international metropolis with high-technology industries. Born in Shenzhen, I enjoyed its prosperity as I grew up. However, I missed its past, and the most fascinating history of Shenzhen. In these pieces, I began my journey to experience his past, to witness his metamorphosis again.  

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AP 2D Studio Arts (Cecilia Rodriguez)
  • Painting
Cecilia Rodriguez

My AP concentration focuses on my struggles and feelings living with Type One Diabetes. I wanted to explore my disease while providing people with visual representations of life with diabetes. I set out to create works that non-diabetics can use to understand different aspects of the disease without experiencing it firsthand. Overall, my pieces represent what it feels like to have Type One Diabetes.

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AP 2D Studio Arts (Jenny Liu) - "Exploring New Worlds"
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Jenny Liu

My concentration is insects. Throughout my life, there is one thing that attracts me the most besides art, and that is insects. Insects are so tiny and prevalent that most people won’t notice or care to look at them. But from my experience at a young age, insects are the most fascinating creatures. They not only have captivating colors, but they also exhibit interesting behaviors. I want to illustrate an enjoyable little story about them to encourage more people to appreciate their beauty.

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Dake Peng TED Talk
Dake Peng

Dake Peng achieved second place in the student TED Talk contest.

Experimental101
Baylor Film Club

An experimental short film by the Baylor Film Club.

Daily Rap
  • Mixed Media
Jackson McCain

Jackson has been writing poetry every morning for the last couple of months expressing the joys, frustrations, and opinions that fill his mind on any given morning. His “daily raps” are sent out to and cherished by a group of his closest friends.

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I Believe Icarus was Right
  • Essay
Tina Zheng

Icarus was given wings held together by wax as a method of escaping his prison, yet he was warned by the inventor that he should not fly too high, for the sun would do what it often does - melt things. Yet, Icarus did exactly that. Thus, his waxen wings melted in the heat of the altitude and Icarus plummeted to his death.

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I Believe in Diamonds
  • Essay
Fatima Sohani

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that diamonds were a result of either the teardrops of their widely revered gods or broken off pieces of falling stars. Ancient Hindus believed that an individual wearing diamonds would be protected from all danger. There’s even evidence of diamonds being collected and traded as early as the fourth century BCE.

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Ceaseless Ambition
  • Essay
Adelle Pritchard

When I was young, I believed I could do anything. To say I was ambitious would be an understatement. That’s pretty typical of a kid. I watched Buddy Valastro make towering cakes that were practically art, and I began wrecking our kitchen weekly with flour and sugar to try and recreate his masterpieces, confident a recipe wasn’t necessary.

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Issue Archives

Volume 53
Issue 2

Team Periaktoi

Editor-in-Chief
John Liu

Visual Art Editor
Enoch Sun

Writing Editors
Ellis Coffelt
Katy Waddell

Media Editors
Anh Phan
Charlotte Wang

Faculty Advisors
Bernard Fertal
Melissa Pojasek

Contributors to this Issue
Ebun Akinjala
Rosa Anderson-Barrera
Kendyl Baker
Caroline Barker
Zoe Chamberlain
Krishna Chanamolu
Alisha Chandra
David Chen
Rowe Cooper
Sophie Covert
Ally Craig
Olivia Cranford
Gracen Ford
Elizabeth Hayslett
Hunter Hernden
Garrett Hill
Lizzie Hill
Charlie Hooks
Ashleigh Huang
Jonyca Jiao
Alyssa Kim
Maddie Kim
Michael Kinsey
Elisabeth Lau
Liz Li
John Liu
Natalie Lusk
Tess Margio
Dana Mays
Alexa McCarren
Sheldon McKnight
Sarah Miller
Katie Nelson
Sarah Kathryn Oliver
Peyson Pearce
Dake Peng
Kate Pifer
Haley Rice
Paige Ryan
Lucy Crews Townsend
Madison Kay Tuder
Katy Waddell
Charlotte Wang
Colby Watson

Anthony Weekley
Lake Wheeler
Erica Wu
Tina Zheng


Special Thanks to Periaktoi Club Members
Ridley Browder
Ava Echard
Rachel Liu
Zoe Xu
 

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