Collection of 2015 Paintings
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.
This year we have over 80 students taking part in concert choir. These students take this class as one of their electives. They have local concerts as well as traveling all over the south east. They also participate in regional competitions
At Baylor, Musical is an important part in student activities. It represents Baylor’s spirit for art. Each year, students and faculties put on efforts to the setup of the play. Here are pictures of this year’s Musical the Music Man, a famous musical composed by Meredith Wilson.
"I've had it, Leroy! I'm done with the dirty laundry on the floor, I'm done with the poker games, and I'm done with you!" "Leave then, you psychopath! Nobody's forcing you to stay here!" "Good! Because I am so gone!"
Darkness. Cold. And Fear.
Another scream. And another. And another. Sometimes I wonder just how many girls have been killed upstairs in that Room. But then I realize that it doesn't matter. The only thing that mattersis that I am going to be one of them.
The burning summer sun melted down our necks and fell into golden puddles of sweat at our bare feet. Dancing palms rustled in thunderous applause as we lifted our tired yet victorious fists through the muggy air.
"How much for the white van," he asked the eager, young salesman. The salesman's crisp black suit, surely a new purchase from Cooley's Department Store, gave him away as a new employee of Love's Used Treasures, a staple of South Side Chattanooga.
I'm sitting in a musty old bar where prostitutes linger in the shadows and greasy old men decide which piece of ass to pay for. A man comes through the doors; he looks exactly like the pictures, but aged about five years.
I sat with my little son in my arms, red and blue light washing over me from the window. I sat in shock as the police started routinely questioning my involvement in my boyfriends drug ring, DRUG RING!
In fair Verona was this story born, and in Signal Mountain was it finally destroyed.
Barway Collins, an African-American 10-year-old from Crystal, Minnesota, disappeared earlier this year on March 18th after disembarking from a school van at his guardians' apartment complex (McDonough).
The photos gathered here were taken by Periaktoi staff. These pictures were taken during a Baylor dance rehearsal. Baylor is suffused with a number of talented dancers. The photos show daily rehearsals in which Baylor dancers prepare for the annual dance performance.
When the long talk with Kelly ended, she went to the kitchen for a cup of water. Mysteriously, she left a note “follow me if you care” as if she still hoped for the return of Jeff.
That was the last time Kelly saw Colleen—12:30AM.
I thought about how insignificant I was, yet I also thought about how enormously significant I had the opportunity to be.
When I was five years old, my grandfather died. Honestly, I don't really remember him or the funeral, but the repercussions of that event still affect me today.
I believe that God is in the stars. When I question why I am here and when I notice my own staggering insignificance, I note the infinity above my head and all around me.
I think of my parents who were so young, my friends who had been staying with me, and my dog that passed away a long time ago. I cherish the memories of my first home, my grandparents' old room, and the grocery store that was at the corner of the street when I was a little boy.
Follow your heart, do what you think is right, and you can never go wrong.
My favorite towel was always the Scooby Doo one wrapped around me.
Collection of 2015 Paintings
Student pottery pieces from Ms. Portera's pottery class.
Visual Art Editors
Contributers this Issue
Mary Catherine Townsend
Special Thanks to
Mary Lynn Portera
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