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Editorial Staff

Editors in Chief: Sam Bayliss and Dhruti Chakravarti


News: Craig Buchan, Shin Woo Kim and Francesca Salvini


Comment: Max Hunter, Olly Marsters and Eve Rogers


Features: Manvir Dobb and Octavia Dunlop


Lifestyle: Ellie-Jo Johnson and Bryony Smith


Science & Technology: Emma Clarke and Ella Mercer


Culture: Roz Biggs, Maisy Hallam and Reuben McClure


Music: Rob Bazaral and Erin May Kelly


Film and TV: Rhianna Benson, Jasmine Hawkes and Madeleine Mankey


Sport: Rob Lownie and Ruaidhri Power


Head of Illustration: Hannah Robinson


Photo Editor: Ellen Blair


Web Editor:


Head Copy Editors: Elizabeth Greenberg and Magdalena Jablonská



President: Ellen Blunsdon


Secretary: Harry Vavasour


Treasurer: Maisy Hallam


Head of Advertising: Rob Balazar


Head of Marketing: Rebecca Heap


Head of Distribution: Erin Withey


Social Media Officer: Silas Lehane


Social Secretaries: Yalda Janedbar and Erin May Kelly


Welfare Officer: Sarah Aron


Outreach Officers: Dhruti Chakravarthi and Mei Futonaka


Development Officers: Rufus Bouverie and Megan Kenyon


Training Officer:


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The Student Newspaper 2016