Volume 48 (2023)
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 48th issue of Ellipsis. This publication represents the culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our talented writers and readers, who have poured their hearts and souls into producing an outstanding collection of art, literature, and ideas.
As always, our journal features a diverse range of pieces, encompassing everything from short stories and poems to essays and artwork. These works showcase the unique voices and perspectives of our student body, providing a platform for expression and reflection on the issues and experiences that matter to us most.
Reading through this edition, I am struck by the incredible depth and breadth of talent on display. From the deep imagery of our poetry section to the insightful observations of our nonfiction pieces, each work is a testament to the creativity and intelligence of our contributors.But this journal is not just a celebration of individual achievement; it is also a testament to the power of the UNO community. Throughout the process of creating this publication, our writers and editors have worked closely together, offering feedback, support, and encouragement as they refine their work.
As editors, our job has been to guide and shape this collection, to ensure that each piece is polished and compelling in its own right. But in truth, our writers have done the lion’s share of the work, drawing on their own experiences and imaginations to craft stories that are both poignant and captivating.
In these pages, you will find stories of death and birth, of trauma and connection, of growth and change. You will encounter characters who are flawed and complex, whose struggles and triumphs will stay with you long after you finish reading. You will see the world through the eyes of writers who are both wise beyond their years and refreshingly unjaded, who bring a fresh perspective to the issues that define our time.
As a student literary journal, our publication is unique in that it gives voice to the next generation of student writers, offering a glimpse into the minds and hearts of those who will shape the literary landscape for years to come. In this way, our journal is not just a reflection of the present, but also a bridge to the future.
So as you read through these pages, I invite you to immerse yourself in the world of our writers, to be moved and inspired by their words, and to come away with a renewed sense of hope and possibility. I am confident that you will find this collection to be a fitting tribute to the creativity, pas- sion, and talent of our students and alumni.
About the Artist:
Olivia Bergeron, native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, graduated in 2022 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. During her time at UNO, she was deeply involved in student organizations, the Biology department, and new student orientations. She served as president of Zeta Tau Alpha and Garden Club, along with board positions in Beta Beta Beta and Music Club. After graduation, she moved to Cody, Wyoming to join the Wyoming Service Corps. The mountains have reignited her passion for art and inspired her to explore linocut printing, photography, and gouache portraits.