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Millennials and a glimpse of publishing at #SCOUTxUST

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG

photos by MIKAELA CECILLE S. SILVERIO

IT WAS an afternoon of creativity, lessons, and music as Scout magazine capped off their campus tour at the University of Santo Tomas on Monday.

Students started their week with a blast as they played games with their squad, posed like cover models at the photo booth, and vent their emotions out at the freedom wall. To soothe the members of the crowd and make them forget their “acads” for a while, bands like The Cohens, Luncheon, and Oh, Flamingo! electrified #SCOUTxUST.

More than entertainment, the event was a glimpse into the world of publishing as Lex Celera, editor in chief of the bi-monthly youth and culture magazine, shared some of his experiences and advice in the field.

The real deal in publishing

Celera shared that working in publishing is more than meeting celebrities or artists. “The groundwork of publishing is contacting everyone, making sure everything works.”

Students should not venture into publishing if they are not willing to adapt to their environment, Celera said.

“The thing about publishing is you have to either break with it or ignore it. And if you ignore it, talo ka,” he said.

Celera urged Thomasians to learn and grasp everything they can.

“As the millennial generation, […] you guys have so much potential,” he said, adding that the younger generation have the least to lose unlike the veterans, whom he claimed think they can neither adapt nor break the rules.

“People can live as bloggers; people can live as content creators. Publishing will stay, and you guys can make it better.” F

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