We are Sarah Lawrence

We are here to change the routine. For too long, Sarah Lawrence students have been without a platform on which to express themselves to the larger world. Yes, our clubs have Facebook pages, and many of us write amazing blogs, but we have never gathered to speak with a collective voice. SLCSpeaks makes that communication possible.

The advantage of a web-based platform is that we can update every day. Our “distribution date” is constant. Space is never an issue, so we can publish your essay dissecting the political implications of Lady Gaga’s Grammy egg entrance or give the world a preview of your next Heimbold photography display. We want to capture every facet of Sarah Lawrence life because, after all, our student body contains some of the most interesting people in the greater Westchester area, if not the world.

And now, to borrow (former SLC student) Win Butler’s words, we are ready to start. We have four sections that, when stretched, will encompass all we want to say. What’s Up features the top five events on campus every week, plus theatre previews, dance party details and notes on general campus evolution. Speak is where we rant, praise and debate. You know how “Sarah Lawrence is different, and so are you?” In Speak, those differences are brought up, examined and discussed. Create is a space to showcase student art, poetry and all other forms of creative expression. If you want to broadcast your dance performance to those who didn’t get to see it live, Create is the place to do it. Finally, with Wanderlust , we explore our surroundings. If you’re curious about the best coffee in Brooklyn or where to go swimming in Florence, check out Wanderlust for an informed perspective. Of course, most of Wanderlust’s content will be based in New York City, but we expect to feature notes from those who are studying abroad or even embarking on a greater journey to inner peace (see Jana’s Yoga Pose of the Week).

So, the structure is established. We have hammered together the first two by fours, but we need your help to build this monument higher. There is no blueprint. We are open to all ideas, even if you want to put a window in the floor. Do you have something to say? Email ideas@slcspeaks.com and help us shake things up.

Ella Riley-Adams (Founder, Editor-in-chief) comes from a small town in Southern Oregon. She enjoys champagne, soccer and swimming in ponds. When not immersed in Sarah Lawrence affairs, Ella works for NYC marketing and tech blog The New York Egotist and The Faster Times. Follow her on twitter @ellarileyadams.

1 Comment

  • Reply February 27, 2011

    Harper Hunt

    Its Saturday, 11:36pm at Sarah Lawrence College. My room location remains anonymous, but this where I am. I sit quietly. People are screaming downstairs like hyenas. Someone just puked in my the bathroom I use. Bummer. Oh and accordingly the the chatter in the hall is… “something just began, and its good.” In hindsight I don’t think the eve of the night which has brought upon the showering of a previous bates dinner is quite exactly the beginning of something great or even “good”. Depending on the individual this might be the road to excitement. Or maybe this is a ritual for a promising night. Possibly the victim of vomit might be one less step away from having to get there stomach pumped. There could be good in the above, although I predict that “something just began, and its…” better than good. Dare myself, but I do say this is something great, something else, something grand, and that is…

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