Orpheus and its predecessor, The Exponent, have been student-generated for the
last 116 years. Each term, a call to action is generated and University of Dayton students
submit prose, poetry, fine art, photography, and design products for consideration.
Selection of included works is juried by faculty panels arranged by Orpheus art, design, and literary staff. Coordination, estimating editing design production, and printing
direction are all conducted by the publication's student populated staff.

This design features a UV spot varnish to go along with the chosen them for this issue: BORDERLANDS. 

UV Spot varnish. Seductive soft touch. Financed by patrons. Budget of $4,500.
1,000 magazines printed.

The goal in layout decisions was to give each story its own voice and space in regard to the theme of this issue: BORDERLANDS. Borderlands is a term coined by Gloria E. Anzaldúa, author of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987). The invisible cover title represents the current social status of our student population and country. These invisible "borders," exist in everyone's worlds- worlds where we are expected to abide by certain cultural expectations.

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