Courtesy of Cherished Memories
Running a magazine is a lot like managing a band. One that consists of 14 members, several managers and one phenomenal record producer – thanks Joanne. Releasing our fourth and final album, I mean digital magazine, of the semester has been both a challenging and rewarding experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. In our short time together as a staff, we have created such a powerful bond that might even make The Rolling Stones envious. During our weekly meetings, instead of tuning our instruments, we fine-tuned our stories. The production that went into this fourth magazine issue was no small feat, especially with the pandemic throwing us a curve ball. Still, while the world may have hit pause, we persisted and wrote stories that embody the theme of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll beyond conventional thinking. In this issue, you’ll come across erotic literature, a guide to safer party drug sessions, concerts, tattoos, satanism, and much more. Like any great album, behind every great magazine is a dedicated team who helped accomplish something extraordinary. I would like to thank everyone who made this May 2020 Xpress Magazine issue possible. Y’all are true rock stars.