Jonathan Bucks – [email protected]
Jonathan joined The Saint’s news team in his first year, going on to edit the section the following year. After a year of highs, lows, a Guardian student media award nomination and a significant amount of hair loss and increased blood pressure, he decided to pack it all in for a taste of Parisian life. Yet not even the City of Lights could keep him away from The Saint and he found himself back in its warm embrace for his fourth and final year. He tweets @jonathanbucks.
Deputy editor (print)
Mina Omar – [email protected]
As a first year, Mina was more than a little nervous to take on the role of deputy editor on The Saint’s editorial team. However, her eye for detail, love for design and ability to operate with very little sleep have helped her adjust to the responsibility the role involves. Coming to Scotland from London, Mina has had quite the international upbringing and has lived in Pakistan, New York and Dubai. She couldn’t be happier that she decided to get involved with The Saint so early on and is excited to see what the next few years will bring. You can follow her on Twitter at @minaomar_7
Deputy editor (online)
Jacob Williams - [email protected]
A first year Economics and Management student, Jacob has written and been a sub-editor for the Events section in his short time with The Saint. Fresh from the wilds of Australia, Jacob now finds himself the web editor, looking forward to compulsively (and shamelessly) promoting the newspaper on social media and hopes to create a more interactive and diverse web presence for The Saint. When not working he can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee or skulking around the union waiting for the bus home. Some say he can also be found tweeting his life away at @Jacob_James_W
Sophie Grace Kelly – [email protected]
Sophie is a fourth year management student. She joined The Saint back in her first year as a mere advertising minion thirsty for a good advertisement. Since then she has bloomed into a fierce leader and The Saint’s new matriarch. When she is not trying to stop the editor from spending all the money, Sophie competes for the university rifle team and harasses the editor for an Instagram (to no avail). She is proud to say she has never made a loss on any issue so far and will continue to do so until her very well planned retirement. The Saint has been an amazing experience for Sophie, and has contributed to her growth as a non-aggressive member of society. Sophie would also like to thank Charlotte and Alex, her right hand minions – her role would not be possible without them!
Olga Loza – [email protected]
Rachael Miller – [email protected]
Rachael is a second year English and modern history student. Originally hailing from the west coast of Scotland, she is somewhat of an endangered species in St Andrews. Having spent her first year as The Saint‘s University correspondent – writing about exciting things like funding and staff strikes – she took on the role of news editor in a moment of madness. Always on the lookout for a good story, she is never without a book and is dangerously addicted to caffeine. You can follow on Twitter as she struggles through life @ram_51 or for more serious updates on the latest news @thesaint_news.
Ellen Ridsdale – [email protected]
Ellen is a second year English and French student as well as fiercely opinionated. A writer for both Viewpoint and Arts & Culture in first year, she accepted the position of sub-editor for Viewpoint in first semester and now feels up to the challenge of the full Viewpoint editor position. Originally from London, she’s used to the opinionated views of everyone from friends to random people on the Tube (just don’t make eye contact with them); opinions are an everyday occurrence for her. She is ready to continue the success of the increasingly controversial section that is more often than not, the talk of the town. You can find her drinking copious amounts of tea with a book in hand as well as @ellenridsdale
Danielle Golds – [email protected]
Hailing originally from New York, Danielle studied at a liberal arts college in Ohio, where she took several classes in economics. However, she then transferred to St Andrews to read Medieval History and English following a semester abroad here. She joined the team for The Saint in September to follow her passion for journalism, originally writing for the Arts and Culture section before moving to her current position as editor of the Money Section. She intends to invest herself in the new role with an indefatigable dedication for keeping students informed about all things financial in St Andrews. In addition to journalism, Danielle competes in triathlons and loves to cook.
Emma Freer – [email protected]
Hailing from beautiful Cleveland, Ohio, Emma dreams of becoming a journalist who travels the world writing plucky human-interest pieces. On her way there, her role as Features editor at The Saint in lovely St Andrews is just the ticket. She studies English and Social Anthropology and is constantly thinking about how to procure a well-paying internship at The New York Times. (Alas, nothing of the sort exists.) Her grand plans for Features include: putting the ‘special’ in Special Features and focusing more on the nitty-gritty of student life in St Andrews. You can find her daydreaming in the library and on Twitter @SaintFeatures
Samantha Marcus – [email protected]
Samantha is a second year International Relations and Management student. Prior to hopping into St Andrews Ball and party scene, Samantha joined The Saint family in her first year in Arts & Culture as Literature editor and worked on the photography team. After literally slipping into Events writing on the treacherous dance floor of Kinkell Byre, she discovered her love for attending, reviewing and previewing St Andrews best parties (bruises aside). A coffee addict with an affinity for languages and known to tote her Nikon to the occasional Ball to pinch hit as Editor and photographer, you can stay in the know of St Andrews upcoming fête’s and nightlife at @saint_events.
Arts & Culture editor
Ruairidh Bowen – [email protected]
Ruairidh joined The Saint in his first year as an illustrator, but soon began writing, and then editing Art & Design sub-section the following year. Originally hailing from culture hotspot Edinburgh, Ruairidh is in his third year studying art history. In his spare time, you’ll find him writing, painting or performing his nightclub act. Forever loyal to The Saint, Ruairidh looks forward to the challenge of leading the Arts & Culture section, and hopes to transform the content and layout of the section to make it more engaging and beautiful than ever before.
Charlie Wood – [email protected]
When Charlie thinks of future careers, the one that appeals more than any other is Sports Journalism. As such, his commitment to the role of Sports Editor for The Saint will not simply be founded on huge enthusiasm for sport, and for journalism, but on the fact it relates directly to his dream job. As well as having written and interviewed extensively for The Saint and during Sixth Form, he is co-founder of the football journalism website, ‘footballprism.com’. This offers perspectives on all aspects of the beautiful game, in the form of articles and weekly podcasts and is followed by many St Andrews students. Charlie will aim to keep all student sports the overriding focus of the print edition, whilst commissioning longer online articles on national and international sport, as well as fostering a sense of community and co-operation among all sports writers via fortnightly or even weekly meetings.
Chief Photography Editor
Yelim Lee – [email protected]
Yelim is a passionate photographer who loves to express and document life with photos. He would never leave his house without taking his camera because he finds that behind every moment, place, and person there is an interesting story to tell. He has a vision of sharing these stories with everyone, while giving everyone a voice and opportunity to speak out. As Photo Editor, he feels privileged to be working with some of the finest photographers in this area, helping share their work with the rest of the community. He loves taking long walks following paths that he has never been to. Although he has experience with many big fancy lenses, his favourite has to be the smallest Canon 40mm pancake lens, the best for carrying around everywhere on a daily basis.
Carter Smith – [email protected]
Milan Jo Anna Cater – [email protected]
Milan is a second year IR student who enjoys pilates, street art, and travelling. She spends her holidays caricaturing on the streets of Cardiff or laying around on the beach in Jamaica, both places which she calls home. Milan eagerly gets involved in charities and societies, usually by drawing or designing something. If you’re interested in seeing your artwork adorning the pages of The Saint don’t hesitate to get in touch!