Welcome to Paper & Ink, an online literary journal where students at Orangeville District Secondary School can express themselves through literature and art. Our goal is that Paper & Ink will be a platform for youth to creatively explore the events and emotions they experience during their highschool years. We hope that this collection of student work will reflect our school’s diverse and ever-changing perspectives on universal themes such as love, prejudice, hope, fear, beauty and truth.

Paper & Ink was first founded in 2009 by a dedicated group of students and teachers at ODSS. We were overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of student submissions, and our first volume was published in 2010. In 2011, we decided to publish Paper & Ink online in order to share a greater quantity of student submissions more frequently and create an interactive art community for both our contributors and readers. Previous volumes have been posted in our archives for your enjoyment.

As Paper & Ink continues to evolve, we look forward to your comments and responses in this new stage of development!

We’d also like to thank all the students who contributed their pieces to Paper & Ink! It has been wonderful to see so many young artists and writers sharing and developing their work in partnership with us. Finally, we’d like to thank you, our readers, for your support of Paper & Ink!

In the words of Franklin Roosevelt, “Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.” It is our privilege to be a part of this process.


The Editors


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