Founded in 1923, The Quarry Literary and Fine Arts Magazine is one of St. Olaf's oldest student-run publications. The magazine features student produced poetry, prose, and visual art. The online platform also showcases student performance, dance, music, and new media. The Quarry provides a platform for undergraduate publication and strives to make connections both between arts and literature and the greater community. 


JOSH TORKELSON |  Executive Editor

Studio Art, Art History '17

Josh is a studio artist and active member of the St. Olaf artistic community. He spends much of his time in the darkroom and the lab developing film and practicing historic and alternative photography printing techniques. When he's not in the dark, he leads the St. Olaf Swing Dancing club, works as a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and volunteers at River Bend Nature Center. He enjoys "treeing" - it's like birding, but for trees. His favorite book is Camera Lucinda by Roland Barthes and his most influential artists include John Dugdale, Doris Salcedo, Matthew Brandt, and Marc Chagall. Josh is interested in creating and expanding artistic communities to better engage both artists and non-artists alike.


Anders R. Mattson | Literary Editor

English and Philosophy, Film Studies '19

Anders has always been fascinated by the excitement art can invoke in peoples hearts. His biggest fear is the possibility that love is not enough. Hailing from Dana Point, California, Anders can always be found with a cup of coffee in hand and a new subject to rant about. When he is not reading submissions to the Quarry, Anders participates as News Editor for the Manitou Messenger. Anders is a lover of the surreal and absurd, particularly shows found on Adult Swim,  as well as works by William Blake, David Lynch and Albert Camus. His favorite poet is Charles Bukowski, though more recently he has enjoyed the works of Amanda Nadelberg and Stephen Corey. 


JABRI WHIRL | Art Editor

Studio Art, Art History '18

Jabri's interests reflect a fascination for the intersection of identity and art, being driven to explore how identity affects both individuals and cultures. When she's not collecting and viewing submissions as The Quarry's Art Editor, Jabri is creating and encouraging dialogue on campus.  Her most influential artists include Sigmar Polke, Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates, and Carrie Mae Weems. Jabri is interested in encouraging collaboration between artistic communities and more inclusiveness in an array of artistic mediums.



Pre-Architecture, Media Studies '18

Alexandra has been interested in exploring the integrative relationship between design, sustainability, and social responsibility. She believes that art and design have the ability to create a sense of place - providing a purposeful, functional, and aesthetic framework in which to create communities and places of social identity. She hails from Chicago, IL where she loves to admire the architecture around the city and visit her favorite artists Anish Kapoor and Alexander Calder in art museums downtown. She hopes to do a lot of traveling in her lifetime, and to use art as a platform to improve communities all over.


English, Media Studies '17

On the odd chance Hannah is not designing posters (which seems to be always), she bakes, plays video games or Magic the Gathering, and occasionally paints. She also loves mysteries because she is energized by facing challenges with her analytic nature and intuition. Since her freshman year, Hannah has been the PR Assistant for the St. Olaf Libraries and has completed a number of marketing internships along the way. A lifelong poet herself, she loves the experimentation found in e.e. cummings, cleverness in the rap of Run the Jewels, and vulnerability in the lyrics of Daughter.