Rambunctious: J-D’s Premiere Literary and Art Magazine

Source: Madie Phillips

Rambunctious is Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s literary and art magazine. Completely dependent on student submissions, Rambunctious represents the entire student population.

The following questions were answered by Madie Phillips, Co-President of Rambunctious.

  1. What is Rambunctious’ mission statement?

In Rambunctious, our goal is to support the J-DHS arts program through designing and publishing a magazine that features artwork and writing from a wide range of students. We also try to promote student creativity through competitions and open mic nights.

  1. Who are Rambunctious’ officers?

Our co-presidents are Madie Phillips and Lily Dovciak, our website manager is Connie Zhang, our treasurer is Andi Ko, and our competition managers are Sasha Fagelman and Carolina Cuello.

  1. What does Rambunctious do?

As a club, we collect and publish student writing, artwork, music, and more in an online and/or print magazine that is designed by our staff members using Adobe InDesign. We also hold writing and art competitions as well as host open mic nights where students can share their talents.

  1. What kind of students would like to be involved in Rambunctious?

Any students interested in graphic design, web design, and/or other artistic pursuits would be a great fit for Rambunctious. Members don’t necessarily need to have any prior knowledge or artistic talents to join; new students are always welcome to attend our meetings, learn more about the design process, and contribute to the creation of the magazine.

  1. What are Rambunctious’ goals for this next year?

Our goals as a club this year are to publish two online issues of the magazine and one print issue, hold a number of competitions for students to participate in with the chance to be published in our magazine, and host open mic nights for students to share their talents with other students. We also hope that more students can become involved in the club and see their magazine layouts in print form.

  1. Why do you think it’s important for students to get involved in Rambunctious?

It’s important for students to get involved with the literary magazine because it provides a great opportunity for them to support the arts program here at J-DHS as well as learn how to design a print magazine from start to finish.

  1. Any other information that you feel is important to potential members?

If you’re interested, feel free to check out our website (jdlitmag.org) to learn more about what we do as a club. You can explore previous submissions, magazine issues, and learn how to submit your own writing and/or art. If you have any questions, you can email one of the co-editors at 23mphillips@jd.cnyric.org or 23ldovciak@jd.cnyric.org.

Source: Madie Phillips
Grace Evans, '22
Grace Evans is a senior at Jamesville-DeWitt High School. Grace enjoys writing both professionally and personally. In addition to RamPage, she is involved in RamFeed and a few other clubs. Grace is also the Student Board of Education Representative at J-D.