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.

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.…

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…