Et Cetera (ETC) is the first publication of its kind at the University.
“The magazine is basically an arts and culture magazine that also has a huge emphasis on human interest stories,” co-creator of ETC Avid Khorramian ’17 said.
Two Markets, Innovation, and Design (MIDE) majors, Kelsey O’Donnell ’17 and Khorramian, came up with the idea for ETC in a graphic design class they took together their freshman year. It remained a brainchild until they studied abroad in Copenhagen last semester. Inspired by the cafés and fashion of Europe, the pair decided to apply for a grant through the Arts Council for their idea.
Once they received the grant, O’Donnell and Khorramian decided to feed off the knowledge they collected abroad and integrate it into their magazine. For example, the magazine’s pages are matte and its formatting is modern and professional. Also, the publication will be perfectly bound instead of the usual saddle stitch. The appearance of the magazine is very important to the pair; their goal is to make the magazine “look as nice as the content,” O’Donnell said.
The release date for the magazine is set for April 7. An online edition will also be available and is currently in the works. O’Donnell and Khorramian have already hired a staff for ETC, but they are still seeking writers in order to attain a large online presence.