About Axis


Founded in 2004 by Professor Elena Perez and Professor Lisa Shaw, the AXIS Creative Arts Magazine publishes an annual issue showcasing the creative work of students at the North Campus. AXIS is a product of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Housed in the English and Communications Department, AXIS also features the work of students in the Arts & Philosophy, and School of Entertainment and Design Technology (SEDT) departments of North Campus. Since Volume 10, the AXIS editing team has worked under the guidance of Professor Carmen Bucher and Professor Kate Noonan. Starting with Volume 11, AXIS has collaborated with the design students of SEDT at North Campus under the guidance of Professor Eric Cornish. The AXIS editing and design team have complete creative and editorial control of this state and national award-winning student publication.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for students to publicize their creative works of poetry, prose, essays, art (traditional and digital), photography, and music.


The Axis Creative Arts Magazine has received numerous state and national awards from distinguished organizations which support and honor student publications.
Volume 16 Awards

National Awards

College Media Association

Pinaccle Finalist

Awarded Pinnacle Honorable Mention

Associated Collegiate Press

Pacemaker Finalist

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Gold Circle, Second Place, Single illustration, Hand-drawn - October 4, 2019
Title: "I Am"
Artist: Quentin Gibson Mays

Regional awards

CCHA/ Community College Humanities Association Literary Magazine Competition Best Magazine Award, Southern Region, Large Colleges - September 30, 2019

State Awards

Florida College System Publications Association

All awards are in Division B

First Place General Excellence
First Place Editing - AXIS Staff
First Place Poetry - Kathy Fernandez "My Flowers Grow, Too"; Dannah Ray "Up On Stage"; Arianna Cruz "A Galaxy Within A Town"
First Place Art - Quentin Gibson Mays "I Am"
First Place Two Page Spread - Ines Alvarez (design); Ethan Toth "Black Center Stage In"(poem); Quentin Gibson Mays "I Am"(painting)
First Place Photography - Alejo Storni "7 AM At North Campus"; Benjamin Germain "Cassette"; Andy Garcia "Wise"
Second Place Fiction - Arianna Cruz "Roasting Hour"
Second Place Cover - Ines Alvarez (design); Yanaira Rosa "(art- "Out of the Concrete")
Second Place Contents Page - AXIS Staff - Designers
FCSPA [Florida College System Publications Association] 60th Annual Awards



Natalie Aguilar

Lead Designer

Maria Mastrocristino

Editorial board

Angel Diaz, Juan Romero, Rebekka Mason, Izamara Zamora, Kelly Mayol, Fabiana Aguilar, Emily Usallan, Elena Torrens, Shelsy Vargas, Emily Gonzalez , Melanie Young, Andrea Moran, Miguel Cardenas, Ronsard J. Mondesir, Mojeed Ashaleye

Faculty Co-Advisers

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