Editorial team


Mina Omar – [email protected]

Mina, a third year International Relations student, has been highly involved in The Saint since joining the editorial team as deputy editor in her first year. As the youngest deputy in the paper’s history, Mina was nervous to take on the role, but her eye for detail, love for design and ability to operate with very little sleep helped her adjust and grow to love her position. Now, as Editor, Mina manages the 40-strong Saint team, ensures the journalistic quality of both print and online versions of the paper and is working to improve the publication in any way possible. You can follow her on Twitter at @minaomar_7

Deputy editor

Meilan Solly – [email protected]

Meilan is a third year studying English through the Joint Degree Programme with the College of William and Mary. She joined The Saint as a deputy features editor last year and moved to the position of money editor the following semester. Outside of The Saint, Meilan has served as chief staff writer of William and Mary’s student newspaper, The Flat Hat, and a summer intern at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington, D.C. Meilan hopes to pursue journalism as a career, and her dream job is working for National Geographic. You can follow her on Twitter at @meilansolly.

Web editor

Ellen Ridsdale - [email protected]MeSaint

Ellen is a fourth year English Literature and French student and has been an active member in The Saint since her first year. She was Viewpoint deputy editor then Viewpoint editor in her second year but now rejoins The Saint as Web Editor after her Study Abroad year in sunny Toulouse, France. The hidden presence behind The Saint‘s Facebook, WordPress and Twitter platforms, she makes sure that all your St Andrews’ relevant stories come to you as quickly as possible. When she’s not Saint-ing, you can find her in the gym, nursing a cup of tea, or glued to her laptop.

Business manager

Kim Kay – [email protected]Kim2

Kim is a third year International Relations and Modern History student. She has been involved with The Saint since her first year and looks forward to the challenge of leading the business side of The Saint. Outside of The Saint, Kim can be found playing lacrosse.

Production manager

Dillon Yeh

News editor

Joseph Cassidy – [email protected]

Joseph is an International Relations and Economics student, and originally comes from a town called Coatbridge, just outside Glasgow (which he describes as the greatest city in the world). He survives entirely on a diet of caffeine, political news and his own sheer will. He’s passionate about journalism and has been one of the deputy News editors for The Saint for the past year. He’s looking forward to the challenges working for The Saint presents and if he hasn’t become a public hate figure in St Andrews by the end of his time as News editor he’ll consider himself a failure. In his spare time he enjoys obsessively tweeting @josephdcassidy about pop culture and aggressively advocating the position that Albany Park has the best house parties. For more serious news, Joseph also tweets @thesaint_news

Viewpoint editor

Amy Elliott – [email protected]

Money editor

Maya Moritz – [email protected]Maya

Maya is a second year Economics and Spanish student from Westfield, New Jersey who has written for Fastweb, The Tribe, and The Saint before becoming Money Editor. She studied journalism with the Write on for Israel Program, presented on her high school’s Fed Challenge Team, and now also serves as the Sub-Honors Representative for the Investment Society. She hopes to show the St Andrews community that economics and business is a fascinating area that affects everyone’s lives through columns, interviews, and special features.

Features editor

Olivia Gavoyannis – [email protected]

Olivia is a second-year English student who joined The Saint as a Features deputy editor in her first year. She is excited to take up the position as Editor of the section this year, and is keen to pursue a career in journalism after she leaves St Andrews. Originally from the coastal city of Brighton, Olivia never fails to be amazed by the curious traditions of the somewhat smaller coastal town of St Andrews. She loves the written word in all of its forms, which has resulted in an inordinate collection of newspapers, books and magazines, which she will one day try to condense. However, until that day she can be seen typing up an article for The Saint, reading a novel or strolling down Market Street, yoga mat in hand.

Events editor

Natasha Franks  – [email protected]Natasha

Natasha is a former student of IR, Ancient History, Modern History, Comparative Literature, Art History, and Economics, and is now a third year English student. She spends her time haemorrhaging event reviews, arranging press passes, and bartending. You can Snapchat her at natashafranks or find her on the Ma Bells dancefloor every Tuesday night. She tweets at @saint_events.

Arts & Culture editor

Tiffany Black  – [email protected] Tiffany

Tiffany is our new Arts and Culture editor. Known for her friendliness and general lack of awareness of social boundaries, she’s a third year that came bounding into the musical and theatrical worlds of St Andrews. She joined the Saint team in second year as Books editor, a natural position having spent the majority of her time spending too much money in Topping and trying to cram in the necessary reading for her English Literature degree. Having grown up in a household of singers, the Von Black Family singers, if you will, you can often find her at a Music is Love open mic night or harmonsing to Taylor Swift in the Union. She’s excited to be combining her passion for performing with her love of writing as Arts & Culture editor for this year.

Sport editor

Andrew Sinclair – [email protected]IMG_1296

Andrew is a first year Modern History student, who has recently joined The Saint as the Sport Editor. From South London, Andrew has worked for the Saint previously as a deputy Sport editor and has also worked extensively as a writer and editor for the online football magazine Touchline Talk. He has a passion for live sport and is looking forward to ensuring that all the clubs at the University get better coverage during his time in charge. Andrew is thrilled to be joining the team and hopefully starting his budding career as a Sports Journalist.

Photography chief

Sammi Ciardi – [email protected]

Video editor

Alex Miller[email protected]

Alex got his start in video journalism when he was 10 years old, running his primary school’s morning announcement broadcast. Now, a significantly older but not necessarily wiser fourth year International Relations student, he constantly tries to improve on the annoyingly high standard he set for himself in fifth grade. While being a relative late comer to The Saint, joining in his third year, Alex has run a website dedicated to gaming and internet news for a number of years, helping to keep those editing bones from atrophying. He hopes to use the video team to make sure The Saint remains St Andrew’s premier online news source. He tweets at @Saint_Video

Illustration chief

Beatrice Herman – [email protected]Beatrice

Beatrice is a second year student studying French and Comparative Literature. She has always enjoyed painting and doodling in her spare time, and being keen to make art a more prominent part of her life at St Andrews, the position of Illustration Chief was the ideal opportunity. Through her newly acquired role, Beatrice aims to utilise her skills to engage readers through eye catching and poignant imagery. She believes strongly in the power of visual stimuli and hopes to use illustration to captivate the imagination and curiosity of St Andrews students. on The Saint. 

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