At the conclusion of her poem “The Summer Day,” Mary Oliver posits this crucial question: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” The inquiry is simple yet profound, asking the reader to contemplate any number of things: their aspirations, fears, values—the list goes on. Above all, it begs consideration.

Untold asks this as well, and as a multi-media journal, it is able to showcase the many marvelous things that the Honors Program’s students are doing with their lives. This edition of the journal has been a project of diligence and passion, and it would not have been possible without the contributions made by volunteers, faculty advisors, talented contributors, and, above all, the leadership staff—Amanda, Carly, Daniel, and James. You four astound me with your incredible skills, thoughtful input, attention to detail, and inspiring tenacity. It has been an absolute delight to work with all of you, and I cannot wait to see how each of you wields your abilities moving forward.

For me, this semester has been one of constant inquiry as I ponder what I am going to do with my (one wild and precious) life. I don’t know the answer yet, but I do know that interacting with others—with their passion, their work, their art—helps me to better understand myself and my place in the world. As you peruse the pieces within this edition, I encourage you to consider Mary Oliver’s question and be inspired by the remarkable works from this semester’s contributors.

Lauren Wynn,


Browse the Wings

Artwork titled "Worn Valor"


Artwork titled "Belmont/Hunt the Night"


Artwork by Benjamin Hood titled "Overseers/Dismay"

Late Stage Decay

Artwork by Benjamin Hood titled "Song of the Assassin/Breath of the Koroshi-ya"


Call for Submissions

Untold is looking for works from Honors Program students or from an Honors level class. Our submissions are always open, and we evaluate them for acceptance at the beginning of every fall and spring semester. We release a journal online every semester. Because the journal is online we accept everything from websites to academic papers. We can even share MP3s and videos! If you have questions about what can or cannot be submitted reach out to the editor-in-chief listed on the About Page. Each paper and art piece will go through an editing process, and being published looks great on a CV. Click the button to fill out the form.

Submit your work

Mural Compliation submitted by Jake Allen

Mural Compilation by Jake Allen