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“Oftentimes, the word “excess” can carry negative connotations. After all, having too much of any given thing is generally looked down upon in society. But when it comes to the imagination and creativity that resides within each of us, I feel as though having a plethora of both is a gift: a gift given to countless students at duPont Manual High School.
The true brilliance of our students does not reside within high GPAs or test scores. It does not reside within state championships or athletic achievements. It resides within the deepest fissures of our minds, where a plethora of thoughts and ideas are churned into master-pieces that leave all those who view them awestruck. We know how to breathe life into words, crafting the most intricate stories and complex poems. We know how to convey the deepest and most challenging meanings with each stroke of a brush. We know how to transcend worlds with our photographs. We know how to inspire.But it all begins with our plethora of students. It only makes sense that such a diverse body of students create an equally diverse body of work. Therefore, for our first revamped edition of One Blue Wall, Plethora seemed like the most appropriate theme. You will not see a certain, homogenous idea flowing through this magazine. Instead, you will see a plethora of ideas with no limitations and no boundaries. You will see the raw talent and most private thoughts of our student body, designed in a way that visually brings each page to life. This book is meant to instill a plethora of emotions into each reader and to solidify our belief that imagination is truly beautiful.”