Every year, a group of Communications students come together to publish their own magazine. It most certainly has to be one of the most awaited events on campus. You’ve heard of it by now; Seba’ Visti, a magazine celebrating youth and breaking stereotypes.
Seba’ Visti is a physical-turned-digital student publication aimed to celebrate Maltese youth by showing how diverse a Saturday night can be. The stories stray away from the stereotypical night-out spent partying and focus on the unique and spontaneous. The unique and spontaneous can come in many different forms.
Furthermore, it is inclusive in its choice of featured stories. The team behind the publication interviewed ten different individuals from all walks of life. The goal was to represent Maltese youth as thoroughly as possible.
Amongst those featured is an ex-nun in her 20s who explained how her Saturday nights changed from before, during and after being in a convent. She described her sisterhood as a second, albeit, bigger family that helped her to move on to the next stage in her life. Another article features the only professional stuntman in Malta that has worked in several Box Office hits. He shared a number of his most memorable experiences from his 12-year career. From raw stories about self-discovery to adrenaline-charged articles, Seba’ Visti aims to highlight all tangents of Maltese youth culture.
The publication remains a celebration of youth at its heart but the COVID-19 outbreak has undoubtedly impacted the lifestyle of many, including those individuals featured. Most interviewees’ Saturday nights previously included contact with others often in crowded locations. That said, the publication also includes updates on how they are coping with the current situation to keep their businesses and lifestyles afloat. The stories seek to illustrate the struggles of Maltese youth amidst this crisis on an individual basis.
Doesn’t this year’s publication sound unique!? The Official Online Launch of the magazine will be on the 23rd of May so make sure to check it out!