Publications

Contrast (contrast.vsa@vassar.edu)

Contrast is Vassar’s student-run fashion and lifestyle magazine. Our goal is to showcase the vibrancy of both on- and off-campus style, and provide a creative outlet via photography, social media, journalism, style and more. We publish at least one issue per semester, and host various on-campus events including an annual fashion show. Contrast strives to be a radically inclusive space for all those interested in fashion, regardless of identity or experience.

Miscellany News (misc@vassar.edu)

The Miscellany News, one of the oldest collegiate weeklies in the country, has been the student newspaper of Vassar College since 1866. Produced by over 50 student volunteers, The Miscellany News sets Vassar’s standard for reporting, creative thinking, exemplary writing and journalistic excellence. The paper is published every Thursday morning during the academic year, and thousands of our students, faculty members, administrators, staff, alumnae/i and Arlington readers flip through it over their morning coffee to stay up to date.

Although our staff already boasts over 50 reporters, columnists, photographers, video producers, podcast hosts, social media staffers, graphic designers and editors, we welcome applications and contributions from all members of the College community. Contact the Editor-in-Chief at misc@vassar.edu to get involved.

Portrait: Vassar’s Asian/Asian American Students’ Magazine

Portrait aims to provide a space for students to explore questions of Asian identity and culture in a way that showcases their individual talents and experience. Through publishing a magazine that culminates to a launch event every semester, members work towards a tangible product that facilitates personal reflection and open sharing of their identity and experiences. Members belong to a supportive community that meets weekly, and with whom they explore, learn, and share skills of writing, editing, designing, and coordinating programming.

Vassar Student Review (vassarstudentreview.vsa@vassar.edu, vassarstudentreview@gmail.com)

The Vassar Student Review is a student-run literary and art magazine published annually in the spring. We meet weekly to peer-review submissions, discussing and selecting what will appear in the magazine. We accept submissions of all kinds that can be published – poetry, prose, paintings, drawings, photography, collage, etc. – at vassarstudentreview@gmail.com!

Squirm (squirm.vsa@vassar.edu)

Squirm is an org with the purpose of discussing sex and sexuality at Vassar. We seek to publish zine issues that highlight diverse on-campus voices through stories, poetry, art, pictures, articles, playlists, comics, and other media while hosting events for the Vassar community.

Vassar Insider (insider.vsa@vassar.edu)

A political and news publication.

Wordsmiths (wordsmiths.vsa@vassar.edu)

Wordsmiths is an organization for student writers and poets. The org meets weekly to share works in progress and get feedback from peers. We also host open mics, workshops, and speakers for the benefit of the entire campus.