Green Blotter bonding

By Jackie Chicalese ’18, Staff Writer

Green Blotter held its first game night Monday, Sept. 26, as a means of welcoming the new academic year and upcoming staff.

Green Blotter is Lebanon Valley College’s literary magazine that annually publishes fiction and nonfiction prose, poetry and art pieces created by undergraduates from all over the world. Green Blotter’s publication provides undergraduate students the opportunity to submit creative, original work to a legitimate publication, as well as provides staff with reading and editing experience.

“I thought the game night would be a good way to build camaraderie,” Sally Clark, staff advisor of Green Blotter, said. “Staff that enjoy each other is something that has a positive impact on the way things work.  If people have shared some laughs, they are going to be more likely to invest energy and ideas in a group.”

The game night consisted of unconventional card games, such as a Cards Against Humanities-styled game in the fashion of the novel “Moby Dick” and a round of Exploding Kittens.

Lauren Sigmon, a freshman double major in psychology and English, attended the game night and found it to be a fun experience, as well as something that brought her closer with the group.

“The game night allowed me to feel a lot more comfortable around the Green Blotter faculty and staff,” Sigmon said. “I feel a lot less intimated to talk and input my opinion during discussions after getting to know the faculty and staff members more.”

Another student who joined Green Blotter for the first time was Heather Riutzel, a sophomore psychology and art major.  She noted that the Green Blotter staff was fun and lighthearted, and she anticipates that she will return to the group.

To learn more about Green Blotter, or if a student would like to submit original, creative work to the magazine, click HERE for more information.  One can also find a history of the publication as well as submission regulations and deadlines.

If a student would like to join Green Blotter as a reader or staff member, contact Sally Clark at for further details.


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