Meet Editor Dakota Lopes

Get to know our wonderful staff working on The Bridge vol. 19. We asked Dakota a couple of questions, keep reading to find out more!

Dakota Lopes is a senior and is working for The Bridge as an editor. He is a fan of small things like mugs of tea and a good font. He spends his days acting, writing poetry, and breathing. 

What do you look for when picking out a good piece? 

An original idea. Something that introduces me to something I have never even thought of before. A piece that is simultaneously original while also being relatable. I think art has the power to do that better than anything and it’s the seed from which all the best works come from. 

What’s one piece of advice you could give to someone wanting to submit in the journal? 

You should submit something that you personally connect with and not something that you think that we’ll like. One of the purposes of The Bridge is to showcase the artistic diversity that this campus has to offer, and the best way that can be accomplished is for the artists of this campus to be true to themselves and to their work. Don’t be afraid to show us who you really are through your art. 

What’s your dream job? 

To be a full-time actor. If I got that I don’t think I could ask for anything else. 

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