|What is the Ampersand?||Evolution|
|MAGAZINE: The Ampersand is a biannual, student-produced publication of Webster University, funded by the School of Communications. Focused on student life, the magazine has a circulation of 1,500 issues which are enjoyed free of charge by students, faculty and staff each semester. In addition to the content created by a small staff of students enrolled in Media Topics: Magazine Production: The Ampersand class, the magazine features a gallery of creative work by the students, faculty and staff of Webster University.
SYMBOL: An ampersand (&) stands for the word "and."
|In 2002, several students discovered an issue of the 1970’s Webster College Non-Yearbook. They were inspired by the unstructured, artistic publication and set out to re-establish the publication.
After countless planning meetings, a Media Topics class was established in the spring of 2003 for the creation of a unique publication. Its goal was not only to serve as a reminder of the semester, much like a yearbook, but also to be a compelling read, much like a magazine. Aiming to incorporate other students in The Ampersand’s creation, the staff solicited creative contributionsgiving the publication a literary magazine and coffee table book feel. The staff of five produced the first issue of The Ampersand, a 76 page black and white issue, in only four weeks.
|The Ampersand should represent Webster's shared culture and highlight the common ties of the worldwide Webster community. The magazine should act as a channel for expressive thoughts, focus and ideas for the St. Louis campus in a lasting and memorable fashion.|
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