The Editor's Column

Each spring, The Scriblerus hosts calls for submission to a themed issue. The Editor’s Column is a blog updated weekly in the fall and dedicated to diving into topics surrounding our upcoming theme.

For Foodies Around The World!

When you travel to a new place, do you think about the different foods a new place has to offer? Every place I have traveled to I like to do some research to find out where the best eats are located. Depending on the area too, I tend to try new things as well. Down…

Art is Everywhere!

Of all the places we go and things we see, we are inspired by the magnificent pieces of art that have been created around the world. When we see these art pieces, the thing that comes to my mind is all the different forms art can take. Art doesn’t have to be limited to paintings…

What Are The Options?

When you think of the word travel, one typically thinks of the marvelous places they want to visit. Do you ever think of transportation though? What do you envision yourself traveling in when you do think of traveling? Do you want to try a new transportation experience? I have never traveled by boat; I have…

Is It Chilly or Is It Just Me?

Have you ever thought about traveling to another location just to experience the thrills of winter life? It could be that you already live where you experience winter for the majority of the year. If so, then you already know about the wonders of winter weather. Living in the Midwest of the United States does…

Going to the Jungle

Have you ever planned on traveling far, far away, and never return? This was my brilliant eight-year-old idea after I watched the movie, The Jungle Book. I fell in love with the characters, the plot, and especially the setting. Living in a huge jungle with no parents telling you to clean your room sounded like…

Traveling with a Loved One

When it comes to your significant other, how far would you go to woo them? Can you think of the great lengths that you or someone you know did for someone else? And is it even possible to find love when traveling? Traveling can be exciting, scary, or even nerve-wracking, but traveling with someone can…

Don’t Forget To Pack Sunscreen!

Did you know the original meaning of the word desert was an abandoned place? It’s not as abandoned as you think. The desert is a whole world filled with lots of sand (about 20% of deserts are covered in sand), thriving plants, and plenty of animals. You may not think of this as your ideal…

And….. Blast Off!

 Have you ever thought about traveling to outer space? Not to say that Star Wars and Star Trek weren’t enough to set our space odyssey into hyper-blast, but what if there was a whole other dimension out there waiting to be discovered?  Space has always been a fascination of mine. I remember going outside on…

Ready, Set, Fantasize!

What happens when you need to take a reality break? It’s easy to get caught up in another world!  I’m a huge bookworm, and for me, there is nothing better than to escape the demands of the real world by jumping into another. When you read a really good book, it’s as though you are…

What About the Beach?

When you hear the word beach, do you instantly think of the coarse sand crunching between your toes, the crashing of the waves as they lap at the shore, or the incredible marine life that lives under the sea? The experience of going to the beach is spectacular, and every beach is unique in its…

Introducing the Spring 2021 Theme

Travel: Where would you be? Do you wish that you could escape this world and travel to where you want to go? It could be anywhere in the world, the universe, or an entire new fantasy that you created on your own! For this Spring 2021 issue, The Scriblerus wants your take on the theme of travel.…

For Foodies Around The World!

When you travel to a new place, do you think about the different foods a new place has to offer? Every place I have traveled to I like to do some research to find out where the best eats are located. Depending on the area too, I tend to try new things as well. Down…

Can You Be Eco-Friendly With a Baby?

When I was having a conversation with a non-environmentalist one time, one of the main things they pointed out was how it would be impossible to be eco-friendly and raise a baby. Honestly, that question took me aback and got me thinking, “Man, is there really any way to switch from single-use diapers to a…

Is Bamboo Really Trustworthy?

We’ve probably all heard phrases that go something like this: “Switch to bamboo material, it’s sustainable and leaves no waste!” and “Buy reusable bamboo straws and bamboo cutlery in order to help the earth by avoiding single-use plastics!” Companies that make these products broadcast these sayings to eco-friendly people everywhere. But have we ever stopped…

Is it Worth it to Become Vegan or Vegetarian?

When I think of bacon, I am immediately filled with great joy. The thought of sizzling, juicy bacon for a meal gives me pleasure, but then I remember where it came from. I also love pigs and don’t want to contribute to their death, so if I have to cut down on my bacon consumption,…

How Can We Do Our Laundry in an Eco-Friendly Way?

When we do our laundry without an eco-friendly routine, we have a high risk of sending out micro-plastics into our waterways. Instead of buying regular laundry detergent and dryer sheets, I’m going to be discussing a few simple things we can do to eliminate our laundry waste. When we buy liquid detergent, we increase the…

We Are the Antagonists

Trees take in a lot of CO2, so when we tear them down for profit, we’re actually losing in the end. When the Amazon Rainforest was burning, it didn’t even reach America’s news headlines for a couple weeks. There were speculations for a while on why it was burning, but we figured out later that…

Our Lungs Are Burning

Did you know that the Amazon Rainforest is known as the “lungs” of our earth? It is still burning, and this will cause a shift in our efforts to fight climate change. Since the Rainforest fires have been producing a ton of greenhouse gases, the earth will be more vulnerable to rises in temperature and…

Would You Visit a Plastic-Filled Ocean?

It is predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Many pounds of trash enter the ocean every day, and one way we can help that problem is to reduce our consumption of plastic.  Unfortunately, plastic is used as packaging for so many items. Even for things that would…