Giant Visions set for Friday debut

Arts magazine will feature poems, artwork and photography

Giant Visions is an arts and literature magazine featuring creative works of Ben Davis students. It debuted in 1999 and continued for another 10 years. Many students expressed their thoughts and creativity through poems, lyrics and short stories.

Due to lack of funds and interest this creative magazine came to an end in 2009. After a four year absence, Giant Visions will debut its first-ever online publication this Friday. The rebirth of the popular magazine will be posted on the site.

“We are taking the best of what BD students create and merging it with today’s technology,” publications teacher Tom Hayes said. “This is a win-win for a lot of reasons.”

Giant Visions will now be online and available to all students and the magazine will incur no printing costs. Since this is a technology based generation, it’s sure to get a lot of attention as well as interest. There’s already a team of 10-12 students who have contributed to the Giant Visions magazine.

“This magazine gives students a chance to express themselves creatively,” said senior Danielle Wilson, who acts as content editor.

Hayes is excited that another avenue is available for students who like to write, draw and take pictures.

“I think it gives BD students an outlet to express themselves and it helps increase student’s ability to be good writers,” Hayes said. “We have a lot of creative students in this school and this is just another outlet for them to express themselves.”

This year’s first issue will be available Friday. A second issue is planned for a May 1 release. Giant Visions also sponsors a creative writing club that meets every Tuesday after school in X109. The magazine also will host two Open Mics during second semester. They are scheduled for Feb. 11 and April 29.