Yahara Journal celebrates book release


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Madison College student Blake Nathaniel Tucker-Jones reads one of his poems during the Yahara Journal’s annual book release celebration held on Friday, April 28, at the Truax Campus.

The Yahara Journal held its annual book release celebration on April 28 at the Truax Campus, marking the completion of the 2017 edition of its annual student-produced fine arts and literary journal.

This year’s 80-page book features the work of 35 Madison College students. The items published were selected from the 216 items that were submitted throughout the school year.

A team of students led by editor-in-chief Elva (Paulina) Kababie reviewed the submissions and selected and edited items prior to publication. The book was designed by Kristina Karlen, who also designed the 2016 book.

The Yahara Journal editing team included April Albaugh, Alexandra Christensen, Kristin Foglestad, Mariana Montgomery and James Roufus.
Copies of the book are now available free at the Student Life Office, Truax Room B1260 and Downtown Room D105, and in regional campus lobbies.

The winners of the Yahara Journal’s spring writing contest were also announced at the event. Winners were:


  1. Sahira Rocillo, “The Hunter”
  2. Ciara Havlik, “Modern Perceptions of the Mind”
  3. Blake Nathaniel Tucker-Jones, “Darkness: An Excerpt from a Dream”

Short story

  1. Amy Trees, “Little Trees”
  2. Lena Marx, “The Silent City: A Visit to Pripyat, Ukraine”
  3. Vic Gear, “The Sea – The Trees”

The Yahara Journal is current accepting applications from students who would like to be part of the group’s editing team next school year. Students can apply online at madisoncollege.edu/yahara-journal-interest.