"Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's the gift to the world and every being on it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got."

Editorial Policy

The Pulse is the literature and art magazine of Johns Creek High School in Fulton County, Georgia. Its purpose is to serve as an outlet of expression for the students as well as the community.

The Pulse’s main goals are to give the students of Johns Creek High School an opportunity to publish their artwork, and to support and appreciate the arts as a whole. Submission of any musical composition, sculpture, writing, drawing, painting, et cetera, is open to all students of Johns Creek High School. Selections are made by a group of student editors based on quality, and other objective criteria through a blind critique
process. All names and identifying factors were removed so each piece was judged on its individual merits. Everyone is encouraged to submit anything they would like to share with the community through our magazine.

Submission guidelines are on the Submit page. Note that we reserve the right to make minor edits for grammar and content.

Steven Pressfield


Vision and Mission Statement

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The staff thanks Johns Creek High School for its support of this creative endeavor. We are also most appreciative of the cooperation we received from the school administration, our patrons and the entire district faculty in the publication of this magazine.

The Pulse is the Johns Creek High School Literary Magazine. We accept and publish student submissions of art, photography, short stories, and poetry. 
By sharing these creative submissions, we hope the artistic community of Johns Creek will continue to thrive. 
The Pulse creates a sense of pride and unity amongst the talented artists and writers at Johns Creek High School. Like the blood in our veins, art circulates through the world and every being on it. 

Selection Process

Each staff member reads the submitted content and evalutes the work based on the quality of the writing, the themes and their presentation, and stylistic elements.

As a group, the staff views and discusses art and photography submissions, evaluating them for technical skill, presentation of subject matter, and artistic concept.
Featured Work

Staff members nominate favored pieces and vote to determine the which ones show the most artisitc merit and are the best representations of our magazine.
Meet The Staff
  1. Daniela Hernandez, 12
    Daniela Hernandez, 12
    Daniela is the Editor-In-Chief and a second-year staffer whose hobbies include hitting rock bottom with occasional snack breaks.
  2. Eleena Ghosh, 12
    Eleena Ghosh, 12
    Eleena is a second-year staffer who enjoys elephants, taking personality tests, and poetry. She is perpetually in an existential crisis.
  3. Maya Joseph, 12
    Maya Joseph, 12
    Maya is a third-year staffer and the technology editor. She enjoys obsessing over astrology, and watching romance movies.
  4. Sophia Vaughan, 11
    Sophia Vaughan, 11
    Sophia is the Assistant Editor & this is her second year on staff. In her free time she cries about dogs & watches movies in the comfort of her bed.
  5. Jenna Rabin, 11
    Jenna Rabin, 11
    Jenna Rabin is a second year staffer and a junior. She enjoys writing and loves to teach and take on new adventures.
  6. Ansley Wiederholt, 12
    Ansley Wiederholt, 12
    Ansley is a third year staffer. She enjoys staying up late, watching Marvel movies, and cats.
  7. Sydney Eyerly, 9
    Sydney Eyerly, 9
    Sydney is a first year staffer. She enjoys reading and playing lacrosse.
  8. Iman Khan, 9
    Iman Khan, 9
    Iman is a first year staffer. She enjoys reading fantasy, photography, writing, and playing tennis.
  9. Jack Rarer, 10
    Jack Rarer, 10
    Jack is a first-year staffer. He enjoys using writing as an outlet and a voice to channel his thoughts.
  10. Rhonda Dalloul, 10
    Rhonda Dalloul, 10
    Rhonda Dalloul is a first-year staffer for JCHS' Literary Magazine. She likes to write fiction and is excited to finally put her ideas to use.
  11. Grace Tran, 10
    Grace Tran, 10
    Grace is a first year staffer and is more than happy to indulge in a Webtoon or Manga for the day. She also enjoys sipping a nice cup of tea paired with some light sketching.
  12. Olivia Lee, 10
    Olivia Lee, 10
    Olivia Lee is a first year staffer on Lit Mag. She is also a creative writer and photographer who enjoys listening to music and creating art.
  13. Katy Harvey, 11
    Katy Harvey, 11
    Katy Harvey enjoys music, animals, writing, photography, and the outdoors. She is a first year staffer.
  14. Avanti Tulpule, 12
    Avanti Tulpule, 12
    Avanti is Editor-in-Chief and a second year staffer. When she isn't inside, she's outside.