Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022): Aletheia: The Arts and Science Academic Journal

Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)

Welcome to the third edition of Aletheia— a student-led, peer-reviewed journal showcasing written works from students enrolled in the Arts & Science program at McMaster University. In this edition, we are excited to share a diverse array of papers written in Arts and Science courses from the Winter 2021 term, which were reviewed carefully this semester by our team of Peer Reviewers.

The theme for this edition of the journal is ‘Renaissance.’ Our intention for this theme is to focus on the concept of rebirth. In the Arts & Science program, we are encouraged to persevere and adapt when met with adverse conditions. This edition starts off with an honourary submission from long-time Arts & Science professor for the Social and Political Thought course, Dr. David L. Clark, speaking on the idea of growth beyond conventional education. Works featured in this journal touch on the strength of humanity amidst a pandemic, battling a split identity and technological innovation.

We are thankful for the support we have received from the Arts & Science program as we embark on our second year of publication. While this semester has been unique in its hybrid manner, we are amazed by the continual support of the Arts & Science community through contributions as well as suggestions received to improve this semester’s edition.

Below, please see messages from each member of our Editorial Board,

Oishee: Seeing this publication grow and evolve since Fall 2020 has been a wonderful experience, and I enjoyed assisting with the journal management/editorial process as well as updating our information on the Aletheia website. I’m grateful to be a part of such a hardworking team, and everyone involved played such an important role in creating yet another successful edition. There are some incredible articles in this edition, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have!

Micah: Everyone involved in the creation and production of Aletheia, whether they are authors, peer reviewers, or editors should feel proud of this issue that we have put together and at the ongoing success of the journal as a whole. The students of Arts & Science produce incredible and insightful work, and it is my honour to help enable such work to be showcased in the journal. From the social implications of the COVID-19 pandemic to the idea of personal and group identity, this edition of the journal contains many unique, creative, and engaging pieces on renaissance in today’s world. I hope that you enjoy your experience exploring this edition and, most of all, I hope that it allows you the opportunity to learn!

Zahra: As we come to a full year of Aletheia, I am astounded by the growth of both the journal and the team. Transitioning from an Editor-in-training last year to an Editor in Chief this year has allowed me to appreciate the work that each member of this team has put into this edition of the journal. I am thrilled to share with you some of the amazing articles Arts & Science students and professors have written, and I hope they inspire you as much as they inspired me!

Vanessa: It has been a privilege to take part in the production of this edition, an edition that has brought out so many unique and insightful perspectives. I am glad to have had the opportunity to work alongside our team of hard-working and conscientious peer reviewers, as well as our many skillful and talented authors. Thank you to everyone who helped make this journal a reality, and I hope that you all enjoy it!

Thank you for taking the time to read Aletheia. We hope that you enjoy going through it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Published: 2022-01-26