Story: Karli Mehrle

Research: Karli Mehrle + Issa Buck

Photography by Madison Green

Imagine being kept in a small six-by-eight cell, paying your debt to society, only to be released to feel like you are just being placed into another cell. Except this is a cell you share...

April 23, 2018

I first met Good Food Co. owner Jill Rostine when making my rounds for Stephens Life advertisement sales. She had just opened on New Years day and didn’t yet have a budget for advertising. All her money was invested in the equipment behind her.

That interaction hummed i...

April 23, 2018

During the first four days of March, I spent countless time attending concerts and interviewing talented musicians on behalf of Stephens Life for Columbia’s very own True False Film Festival. Upon the announcement of the 2018 music lineup, I developed a deep interest i...

April 23, 2018

The inspiration for the A-Team piece, despite the fact that it is entirely based in interviews, came from my own experiences as someone who identifies as agender, asexual, and (to a certain extent) aromantic.

I did not want my own experiences to be a part of the story b...

April 23, 2018

A sneak peak at the extra visuals of "Glass Ceiling," a piece in the Rise Up Issue exploring gender roles and breaking barriers, with commentary by Linda Pattie. We wanted to focus on a visuals-heavy piece, and are excited to share these images with you. 


April 23, 2018

"Rise Up," the theme of our 2018 Spring issue, inspired me to write about racial stereotypes. After living in Costa Rica for over 20 years, I moved to the U.S. to attend college. I came to this country with fresh eyes. It did not take me long to realize how important r...

April 23, 2018

‘Zero Definition’ started as ‘This Is Me’, a project developed by Bri Mays and Hannah Dorey to explore natural and truthful beauty - no makeup, hair not done, raw and natural. 

We sent out flyers, emails, posts and more, calling those interested in being photographed (w...

April 22, 2018

For my senior capstone project I decided to create a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle website called The Warren. I was inspired to make this visually pleasing site as a guide for those currently pursuing or are curious about the vegan lifestyle -- something I wish I ha...

February 21, 2018

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