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The Tunnels publishes stories, essays, poems, and visual art from current and recent undergraduate students of Northern Arizona University. The magazine was founded in 2014 by Karen J. Renner and Erin Stalcup, who had a desire to create a student-run publication that would give undergrads both professional experience and the opportunity to be published. Jesse Sensibar, an alumni of NAU’s MFA program, is responsible for our name, which he felt would represent the connections between the university and the community. The name is based on the tunnels that run under Northern Arizona University’s campus and downtown. These tunnels are part urban legend, part fact. Purple glass skylights on the city center sidewalks are the only visible sign of their presence. A few of these skylights can be viewed at the intersection of North Leroux and Route 66 on the sidewalk in front of Collins and at the northwest corner of San Francisco Avenue and Aspen.

—Stalcup and Renner

For more information about the Tunnels, check out interviews conducted by NAU's own, Paxton Gyves:

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