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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

Concert Choir
Bernard Fertal

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

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The Musical
Bernard Fertal

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.

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Rightfully Mine
Colleen Guerry

"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!"

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Larry Ball
  • Essay
Ellie Bixler

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.

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The Car
Sam Crowell

"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.

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Bernard Fertal

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.

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The Last Note
Sho Takiguchi

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.

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The Power of Nostalgia
Eric Wu

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.

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Issue Archives

Volume 49
Issue 1

Team Periaktoi

Team Periaktoi Spring 2015

Emma Siegel

Art Director
Kevin Lu

Media Editor
Elliott Brakebill

Visual Art Editors
Kevin Lu
Jessica Xiong

Writing Editor
Emma Siegel

Web Editors
Kevin Lu
Emma Siegel

Faculty Advisors
Bernard Fertal
Melissa Pojasek

Contributers this Issue
Keaton Baker
Eva Binder
?Ellie Bixler
Addelae Boyd
Izzy Boyd
Connor Bracken
Elliott Brakebill
Taegan Bunch
Andrew Butt
Lauren Carelli
Lilli Carlton
Reed Carroll
Ashleigh Cook
Nolan Cummings
Rose Dallimore
Matthew Davis
Erica Durel
Chloe Eachus
Lynn Gui
Yuda He
Cooper Hicks
Caleb Hicks
Coleman Hobson
Mills Hooper
Connie Hui
Rose Hutcheson
India Inman
Lynn Jiang
Brandon Johnson

Dustin Johnson
Nadia Kahan

Jenny Liu
Kevin Lu
Chloe Maize
CaVonte McKibbens
Stella McShan
Hailey Miller
Dylan Nash
Merrit Newton
Matthew Palermo
Bailey Priddy
Alison Qu
Evan Race
Shemar Rhaney
Bashir Saliu
Elina Sandstrom
Emma Siegel
Alex Smith
Jay Stanfield
Anne Thomas
Presley Thomas
Marly Toledano
Mary Catherine Townsend
Shannon Urey
Francesca Watkins
Jackson Wolford
Eric Wu
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

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