In its literary efforts and its creative art, the 1957 Prospects includes the works of people who have been able to translate their feelings and thoughts onto paper. Within its pages is portrayed a panorama, not only of the different students attending Gustavus, but also of their different interests, personalities, and ideas. Here are presented the poet and the philosopher, the happy and the disillusioned, the nostalgic and the idealistic. Here also are true experiences and adventures into the realm of fantasy. Their authors are, as the name of this magazine implies, prospects. They have already discovered a medium of expression in presenting their thoughts for your enjoyment.