Scribe (formerly AngeLingo) is an online, multidisciplinary journal created and written by USC College undergraduates. Scribe publishes daily and attracts an international readership numbering in the thousands.
Scribe is the first, and thus far only, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary undergraduate journal in the United States. Founded in 2002, Scribe has published hundreds of articles, illustrations, blog posts, songs, movies, photographs, poems, stories, and 2D artworks. Its focus scales from the global to the personal: one can read about the education of girls in India, for example, or plumb the soul of an honors-student-turned-cocaine dealer. Vital and eclectic, Scribe holds a mirror up to Los Angeles and looks at the rest of the world through a distinctly L.A. prism.
The Scribe team consists of writers, editors, a graphics designer, and a web designer. It publishes a daily blog during the school year and at least one new issue a semester. Many of the essays it publishes were generated in WRIT 340, the Advanced Writing class that satisfies the second half of the USC general education writing requirement. Scribe welcomes submissions at all times.
The Undergraduate Writers' Conference (UWC) is the culmination of an annual competition in student writing across genres. This year's categories include: Analytical Essay, Researched Essay, Professional Writing/Moral Reasoning, and Creative Works.
In the mode of a traditional academic conference, undergraduates submit and present their work on faculty-moderated panels. The UWC is designed to let students share their work with peers outside the classroom and to compete for cash prizes.