Volume 2020, Issue 1 (2020)Everyone has a story to tell. That is, in essence, the purpose of being an artist and a writer. We want to tell a story. Perhaps it is our own story or maybe it is the story of another whom we have the pleasure of being able to share. Either way, we all have something worth telling about. We have a collection of emotions and experiences that have been interwoven into our lives, thus forming our journey and our story. In return, we all have a piece of ourselves that we wish to give back to the world and to the people that played such a significant role in shaping who we are. We are all the artists and writers telling the story of our lives. Each one of you – artist, poet, writer, or beloved reader - are all storytellers. You have something worth sharing with the world.
With the finalization of this TYGR, we come to appreciate the work and dedication of each member of our team. TYGR would not exist without the effort and talent of the writers and artists within these pages. Thank you for being a storyteller. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with the world. We would also like to graciously thank our staff, each of whom has put in considerate time and effort in making this year’s TYGR magazine a reality. Thank you to Professors Greiner and Johnson for your support, patience, and guidance throughout this process. We are also grateful to Jasmine Cieszynski for assisting us throughout our transitional period. Each of you has contributed a necessary part to the completeness of this TYGR.
Finally, we would like to thank you, our readers. Without you, this body of work would lack purpose. May this year’s TYGR express the weight of living. May it express the full capacity of heartache, loss, joy, love, and life. These are the things that make us human and the things that make our story worth telling.
So, take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy this part of our story.