Manhappenin’ Magazine releases new edition with ‘Dreamscape’ themed celebration

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(Photo courtesy of Manhappenin' Magazine)

Manhappenin’ Magazine released its fall 2021 edition titled “Dreamscape” at its release party on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Aggieville bar, 785.

Manhappenin’s release party is a widely anticipated event every year, and this year was no exception. Guests, photographers, vintage sellers, booths from sponsors like Bubba Kush and Wildcat 91.9 and everyone who helped put the magazine together filled the bar Thursday night.

Ashley Heideman, junior in graphic design and designer/photographer for Manhappenin’ Magazine, enjoyed seeing everyone from the arts community in Manhattan at the event.

“It is cool to see everyone in the town that genuinely cares about the art culture here in Manhattan,” Heideman said. “Seeing everyone show their love for the arts and music scene here is always a good vibe. Every time I come [to the release party], I always see friends from the art scene that I do not usually see.”

Gabrielle Saunders, junior in landscape architecture and guest at the release party, agreed with Heideman.

“I like the vibe of it. I really like the people that come to the release party; it is really cool,” Saunders said.

Alexia King, senior in fashion design and photo editor for Manhappenin’, took photos at the release party. She said working for Manhappenin’ Magazine helped her discover her love of fashion photography and has helped her identify a potential career path.

“Manhappenin’ introduced me to fashion photography,” King said. “I had done photography in the past, and I am a fashion design major, but I did not realize how much I love fashion photography until Manhappenin’. I love working with the magazine and it is something that I might want to do in the future working with a fashion magazine. It has been a great stepping stone for me.”

Manhappenin’ also offers students who do not work for the magazine opportunities to model for its different issues.

Max Lansdowne, junior in communications, modeled for this year’s issue and enjoyed the opportunity to work beyond his comfort zone with the Manhappenin’ team by modeling different eyeshadow techniques.

“It was so fun working with the Manhappenin’ people, and I would love to do it again. I have never had makeup put on me like that before, so it was an entirely new experience and a really cool thing to do. I didn’t see the pictures until tonight, so it was a fun reveal,” Lansdowne said.

Kate McClellan, junior in animal science, attended the event and enjoyed working with the magazine. She was interviewed for the agriculture piece and said she was excited for people to read her article.

“It is kind of cool to get to share my story with agriculture because not many people know about what goes on in agriculture, so it is cool to have everyone see it and read it,” McClellan said.

Jackson Berland, junior in theatre, said he has seen the magazine grow and evolve during his time at K-State.

“One of the biggest ways I have seen the magazine grow is individualism within the magazine, and it has come a long way as far as moving from what most people consider as a magazine into an art piece,” Berland said. “These magazines are a cumulation of some of the greatest artistic minds at this university. I love seeing people I know and care about doing incredible work.”

The latest edition of Manhappenin’ Magazine is available in room 103 of Kedzie Hall or in magazine stands across campus.

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Hi! My name is Eden Brockman, and I am a junior studying journalism and mass communications with focuses in entrepreneurship, film studies and leadership studies. I am a first-generation K-Stater from Overland Park, Kansas, and I write for the news and culture desk. Beyond the Collegian, I am the vice president of Wildcat Watch, where I create video content for the K-State community. I am also the co-host for the Afternoon Show at Wildcat 91.9 FM from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on weekdays. I love animals, good concerts and Grand Teton National Park!