I hope you had a pleasant holiday and are now settling well into the beginning of this new semester.
The former Editors-in-Chief of The Saint, Andrew Sinclair and Olivia Gavoyannis, remarked in their inaugural editorial that second semester brought with it the opportunity for reflection, resolution and change.
I’m certain this is true, given how busy the gym has been recently. The Saint has also had the opportunity to reflect, resolve and change. I hope this is apparent in the paper that sits before you today.
Through my four years working for this newspaper, I am aware of the issues that have plagued it and inhibited us from serving you, the reader, to the best of our ability.
Thus, as we move into the final half of this academic year, and my last at this university, it dawned upon me that I had the ability to enact change. All the additions and modifications to the current iteration of The Saint are designed to benefit the student body.
One of the most requested features to return to The Saint was “Letters to the Editor”. I am proud to see it hold place in our print edition once more. Whether a student or not, I encourage you to make your voice heard through this avenue. I hope for it to be a place of discussion where anyone can articulate their thoughts or concerns, with respect to this paper or the community on which it relies.
We can always do better; all you have to do is make a suggestion.
I am humbled, if not slightly daunted, by the opportunity to benefit you which is presented to me as Editor. As I now preside over an entity as old as me, with roots stretching far further back, I could not be more thankful for the team I currently have standing behind me.
Mika Schmeling has worked tirelessly on our redesign, James Fox and his team of copy editors have done equally as much to minimise our ever-famous grammatical errors, Sven Struan Finlay our Web Editor has been invaluable, and our team of section editors, writers, illustrators, photographers and business managers have done more than I can express.
Last but not least, I must thank you. Without your support we would not exist. It’s as simple as that.
I wish you all the very best of luck heading into this semester and look forward to meeting you as I hand out the paper on a cold Thursday morning.