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The Verge: MU’s Student Run Magazine

The Verge, Monmouth University’s online multimedia magazine, will be publishing its first-ever print issue in mid-April. Interested students have several opportunities to be featured in the print issue.

Two competitions will be held, open to all years and majors.

The first competition is for cover art. There are very few requirements – the piece must only be related to Monmouth University, as well as being an original, high-quality piece. Pieces can be, but are not limited to being, photographs or original graphic design pieces. Art submissions must be submitted by March 31, 2018.

The second competition is for a cover story, which can be about any topic or opinion that a student may have. The piece must be between 600 and 800 words, and again must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Winners will be informed of their status as soon as possible.

Those who are interested in submitting their own photography or artwork to be featured in a photo-gallery page should submit their work as soon as possible, but by no later than March 29.

The online publication features multimedia work such as podcasts, videos, and photo galleries, in addition to written work.

 The printed magazine is designed to showcase the best artistic and written work of the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

“[The Verge] is a great way to build your digital portfolio with the kind of writing employers love to see,” said Marina Vujnovic, Ph.D., the publication’s professor advisor and an associate professor of communication. “It’s also a fun way to stay engaged in college.”

Topics covered on the online site include campus news, including sport, club, and Greek events; local, national, and international news; current events, including politics and technology coverage; and entertainment, culture, and sports coverage.

Students are also encouraged to write op-ed and opinion pieces, as well as photography or artwork to accompany their stories.

“Being able to define my own stories and having the freedom to choose definitely affected my writing ability,” said Robert Zadotti, the publication’s managing editor and a senior English student.

 “It’s easy to write something an editor tells you to do too, just like an essay assignment. But by picking your topic, doing your own research, and having to follow through on that to create your own work in a published format was some of the best writing instruction I’ve ever gotten.”

Podcasts and videos covering almost any topic can also be submitted to the site.

The Verge is on the verge of making major breakthroughs in journalism to help promote digital media on Monmouth University’s campus.

Those interested in submitting to the contests or writing regularly should contact Kerry Breen at

IMAGE TAKEN from The Verge Facebook Page