About Icarus

In 1965 the first edition of Icarus was published by Tony Dater and Dave Zink. Originally Icarus was a journal of recognition for technical skills and imagination demonstrated through academic essays. In 1968 three English professors revived Icarus to be a “the vehicle for recognizing the best of cadet creative writing efforts.” As the years went on, Icarus grew by accepting drawings, painting, and photographs from cadets on top of poetry, short stories, and the occasional essay. In 2011, Icarus was published strictly online – there is reason to believe it was earlier in the 2000’s but the websites or editions were not preserved. Or, they are floating around on a hard drive or unknown web page. This year I am so pleased to announce that Icarus has grown a little more. Icarus Interlude features the musicians in the cadet wing who have composed their own songs to include lyrics and instrumentals.

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