The Center for Writing Across the Curriculum publishes The Undergraduate Spectrum, a journal of undergraduate, academic writing at Saint Mary's College.

Undergraduate Cover 2018The Undergraduate, which was first published in 1991, is an academic journal devoted to showcasing exemplary work from the Collegiate Seminar Program. In addition to publishing traditional academic essays, we have also published alternative seminar assignments, such as letters or e-mails between different authors and self-reflection essays. Essays can be nominated by both faculty members and students.


2021 Newman Award Winners:  Mac Armstrong-Brown, Ada Fraser, Sofia Guardado, Ariel Mandegarian, Katherine Mertel, Alyssa Plummer, Gayatri Nagnoor, Thaddeus Nazareno, Sophia Warren, Kristen Williams

Honorable Mentions: Anna Burke, Maya Diaz-Villalta, Fiona Hansen, Carly Hodes, Mariia Kozyreva, Eleanor Marston, Gayatri Nagnoor, Rosie Santa Maria, Emily Mootz, Anya San Nicolas, Emma Scanlan, Ojaswi Sharma, Lauren Soares, Drew Strotman, Paul Tilley, Kyle Torneros, Clare Willa Truby 



Spectrum Cover 2018Spectrum was created in 1989 to honor exemplary writing across the disciplines. Potential submissions may include but are not limited to, the following: essays, lab reports, reflections, non-fiction creative writing, Integral seminar essays, and business proposals.  Essays can be nominated by both faculty members and students.


2021 Spectrum Award Winners: Isabella Ateshian, Virginia Barkas, Nataly Berg, Aaron Choi, Grace Clinton, Elizabeth Correa, Maya Diaz-Villalta, AnnaMaria DiGeronimo, Kate Douglas, Kianna Escalante, Sydney Low, Nicholas Nava, Anika O’Donnell, Kayla Stephens, Lina Rak

Honorable Mentions: Kimberly Barga, Virginia Barkas, Olivia Bianic, Niel Caldwell, Maya Diaz-Villalta, Tyler Dunne, Jill Hubbard, Melanie Moyer, Noelle Tham, Allie Uba, Veronika Worth