Published on August 23, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
The 2020-21 issue of Sojourn magazine
The 2020-21 issue of Sojourn magazine

The latest issue of Sojourn–Samford University’s student-produced literary arts magazine–is now available! Read it online or watch the video version below to see how students documented their experience of COVID-19. Sojourn has not only survived the pandemic, but has also met the challenge by incorporating new features. “Readers will be able to use features in this interactive, exclusively digital version of Sojourn, such as animations, hyperlinks to campus organizations, and so much more," said communication and media professor and Sojourn advisor Dan Haun.

Haun noted that the annual magazine, like every other aspect of campus life, was altered by COVID-19. “Sojourn’s 2020-2021 issue captures how students across campus used digital and social media in a time when in-person connection was dismantled,” he said. “Our classrooms moved from Samford’s storied halls to Zoom, Teams, and Webex. Our hangouts moved from the Quad to group chats, FaceTime, and replying to each other’s Insta stories. Everything moved from a physical to a digital space, which inspired Sojourn to not only embrace these media, but also attempt to be a time capsule for future generations to understand this unprecedented time for Samford students.”

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.