The Student Scholarly Journal of The Corps of Cadets and The Citadel Graduate College
The Gold Star Journal (GSJ), which was founded in July 1996 by Dr. Suzanne Mabrouk (Chemistry Department), promotes academic excellence at The Citadel through the publication of cross-disciplinary, nonfiction papers and creativity and ingenuity through the publication of photographs and photo stories. Selected nonfiction papers demonstrate effective writing, research skills, and critical thinking. Featured photographs commemorate the life of Citadel students. Photo stories depict experiences mostly through photographs and minimal prose.
We encourage the submission of work from all majors on campus. Over the years, the following departments have been represented in the journal: Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Education; English; Health, Exercise, and Sport Science; History; Honors Program; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Modern Languages; Political Science; and Psychology. One edition included a prize-winning essay written for a Truman Scholarship.
Since 2016, The GSJ has also provided the featured authors and photographers an additional venue for sharing their work with the greater Citadel community, the annual Gold Star Journal Academic Conference (GSJAC). Through this experience, authors and editors hone their public speaking skills. Authors also develop their ability to make their material appropriate for a general audience. The work of the photographers is shown at the conference. Please consider submitting your work to The Gold Star Journal.