Fond farewells

Each edition of Nouse makes its way to print only through the Herculean efforts of a huge number of people, and this has never been truer than for this edition, by far the most ambitious the newspaper has attempted in over forty years of publication. It therefore seems particularly appropriate to acknowledge the efforts of the editorial team past and present who will graduate next month, and deserve a great deal of the credit for paper as you read it today.

Firstly, thanks to last year’s editor and much beloved patriarch Toby Green, without whom the newspaper would be virtually unrecognisable. To Georgi Mabee, Nouse’s photographic genius, who next year starts a prestigious NCTJ?photo journalism course at Sheffield College. Also, to ace reporter and sometime gonzo attack-dog Jamie Merrill, whose superhuman instinct for scandal propelled Nouse, for the first and probably last time, into the pages of the Daily Sport.

Particular thanks are due to Emma Gawen, our tireless web editor, who sculpted a barren patch of the internet into the sexiest student website the world has ever seen.

To Kate Smith, ex-deputy and Comment editor, the fiercest lady to grace York since Haleh Afshar’s heyday. To Hannah Burham, ex-Muse editor and founder of the infamous office quotation wall; and to Robin Seaton, ex-Music editor, internationally recognised expert on the work of Mark E. Smith, and ale drinker of no small repute.

To Lucy Peden, the Erica Jong of food criticism, and Vicky Hallam, oft-incoherent queen of the social. To Andreas Masoura, satirist-in-residence. To Luke Boulter, ex-Science columnist, and damned fine chap to boot. To Jonathan Mccarthy, Managing Director, the man responsible for single-handedly saving Nouse from the brink of financial ruin.

Finally, last but by no means least, to Kelly Neukom, our favourite California girl, the sharpest proof-reader either side of the Atlantic, soon to return to the surreal world. A thousand thanks to you all, and best of luck with your rosy futures. We dedicate this huge pile of paper to you.

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