Pitzer Spotlights

2006-2007 Spotlight Archives

Lauren Steinberg '08 Wins British Magazine Poster Competition
80,000 Posters to be Distributed throughout the UK

Lauren Steinberg, a junior Media Studies major with a special interest in photography and creative writing, took the Don't Panic poster competition theme of "morality" and tried to make it her own. Below she speaks to the competition itself, her semester abroad on Pitzer's exchange program at the University of Bristol, and her college activities.

I used photographs from back home in Los Angeles and here in Bristol to comment on cross-cultural ethical issues. The images represent universal concepts shaped by religious, socio-cultural, governmental, and personal interpretation, in turn working to shape one’s own moral code.

This semester I am studying the history of art at the University of Bristol. I chose Pitzer because I value the schools commitment global awareness and diversity in addition to its strong sense of community and emphasis on individual growth. In many ways I believe that the Don't Panic publication (www.dontpaniconline.com) shares these values through its focus on global and cross-cultural issues and its encouragement of young artists.


I am a member of The Otherside art and literature magazine and I fundraise for Pitzer through the Phonathon program. I also started LoveBird with fellow Pitzer student Alexandra Schindler. Together we design handmade tote bags for college students around the states. A portion of proceeds is donated to Inland Valley Animal Shelter.

About Don't Panic: The Don't Panic Pack is a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces. Also distributed outside alternative music events and launch parties, it contains all sorts of arts and culture goodies and information for cities all around the world with the emphasis on design and the future of our planet.