Dear Reader,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the all-new Vista Magazine!

Vista Magazine is North Park’s second student-run and student-led campus magazine. We exist to serve alongside the other student publications the Spectrum and The North Branch.

The origin and intentionality behind our name, Vista, is simple: "vista" means view or perspective. We are grounded in sharing the views and perspectives of North Park students.

Our mission is to bring the North Park University community thoughtful and engaging commentary on political and social issues,  while also displaying the campus’s creative side through the literary arts. Anyone is welcome to submit their work for publication on our website. Magazine entries will be feature-length articles and scrutinized to a higher degree.

Use our website to read articles from our wide-range of contributors and check out our “Week in Review," a regular column pointing you to interesting reads across the web. Our magazine will feature all three sections (commentary, faith, arts & culture) with articles in the essay format for greater depth and explication.  

As a publication, we do not advocate for any political ideology and all opinions belong to their respective authors. Our intention is to host a platform for North Park students to share their political opinions, faith stories, and creative writing. That is why we exist. The freedom of speech, however, does not mean the freedom of hate speech or other forms of libel or slander. This excerpt is taken from our constitution: “Vista exists to promote thoughtful and engaging public debate through opinion articles, promotion of the literary arts by publishing creative pieces of writing, and to explore complex issues related to faith… [We believe] that dialogue, creativity, and faith in God humanizes us in unique ways and therefore, we seek to promote that through our publication.”

As a student publication, we would like to be as transparent as possible. For this reason we gladly welcome any comments and critiques you may have as a reader. Letters to the editor are also encouraged and will be considered for publication.  

I am so excited for what lies ahead this year; the Vista staff hopes that you are too.

Happy reading,

Stephen,
The Vista Staff

The Team 
Write with Vista