My Fellow PAX Readers!
I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer vacation so far! I would like to introduce myself as your new PAX editor for the upcoming year. I am hoping to continue the traditions of PAX while also bringing forth fun new changes to PAX magazine next school year and would love for you to all be involved. If you don’t know already, PAX has newly joined Twitter and Facebook so that you will easily be able to keep up with the progress of PAX.
This summer, I would like to encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day and become mindful of the social justice issues that are continuously ongoing in our world. For instance, acclaimed writer and poet Maya Angelou recently died at the age of 86. Throughout the United States some have called this much admired woman, "the voice of a generation" for her impacting contributions not only during the Civil Rights Movement but also throughout her entire life span.
In my opinion, Maya Angelou represents a great deal of what PAX stands for. Through her lasting influence to literature and beyond, she pushed for peace, education, and equality. Therefore, I challenge you, PAX readers, to remember Maya Angelou and her drive for justice as you embark on your own summer adventures. I look forward to hearing about your personal journeys and experiences come fall!
I hope you enjoy this issue of PAX and I would like to thank our contributors as well as Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio for her assistance with this issue. As well as former editor, Aislinn Shevlin and all of her contributions to PAX.