2021 - 2022
Olivia is a fourth-year English student from Northern California. She joined The Saint in her second year and enjoys shining a light on the interesting parts of every day life. When she is not editing the paper, Olivia spends her time cooking, walking on the beach, and dominating at Trivial Pursuit.
Linden is a fourth-year studying English Literature, from the North Welsh Marches. Since joining in his second year, Linden has been unable to prevent The Saint from slowly taking over his life. When he can, he enjoys watching football (at the pub), doing the crossword (at the pub), and "debating" current affairs (mostly at the pub).
Kate is from London, and is in her fourth year studying Art History and English. She writes for The Saint to distract herself from her endless to-read list. In her spare time, she enjoys being well-dressed and drifting aimlessly around the V&A.
Alex is a second-year International Relations student. She joined The Saint her first year as deputy news editor, and is excited to continue her work on the paper as a section editor. When she’s not working on The Saint, Alex can be found trying new vegan recipes, aggressively knitting, and other grandma-esque activities.
Amelia joined The Saint in her first year and is currently Viewpoint Editor. She is currently in her second year of studying Art History from East Sussex. Away from that, she enjoys reading and musical theatre.
Abigail is a fourth-year Anthropology student. This is her second semester as photography editor and you can usually find her around town with coffee and camera in hand. She particularly loves fashion editorial photography and has worked with Concrete Catwalk and Szentek.
Mairi Alice Dun
ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR
Mairi Alice Dun is a fourth-year majoring in English and History of Art from the East Coast. Alongside her studies, she enjoys travelling to new places, visiting museums, and reading for pleasure.
Sanjana is a fourth-year Financial Economics student from New York. In her position as Money Editor, she plans to combine her interests in journalism and economics to bring relevant business and financial stories to the student community.
Caroline is a third-year studying Art History and Management. She is the Sport section editor for The Saint this year. Caroline is a lover of the beach, dogs, and wine and enjoys reading in her free time.
ABOUT THE SAINT
The Saint is an independent newspaper written and run by students at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The Saint is not affiliated with the University or the Students’ Association and maintains complete editorial and financial independence. The staff consists of full-time students. The Saint publishes ten issues per academic year, aiming primarily to inform and engage with our fellow students.
THE SAINT ONLINE
This is the online edition of the paper. The website has seen several iterations since The Saint first went online in 1999, and the website in its current form has existed since 2021. The design of the site has always been created by students at the University, allowing students another opportunity to get involved.
HISTORY OF THE SAINT
The Saint as we know it dates back to 1984, when it was published under the name The Chronicle. In 1997 it was decided to re-brand the paper as The Saint. The first editor of The Saint was Tim Samuels, now a BBC journalist, presenter and documentary filmmaker. The paper and its writers went on to win several awards, including Student Newspaper of the Year from The Herald (1998, 2004) and The Guardian (2003, 2004).
While being an independent publication, The Saint has often been affected by its relationships with the University and Students’ Association. These relations have occasionally been stormy, particularly in 2004, when the Students’ Association evicted The Saint from its office in the Union building for remarks made in an editorial about Welsh people being worthy of suspicion for “evil doings since they spawned the caterwauling Charlotte Church.”
Although reinstated soon after, The Saint has since sought to comply with the editorial standards expected of a national newspaper and to open up to a more diverse student audience. As a result, the paper has become less of a tabloid in its style and content, as sections such as “Halo!” (which essentially comprised of photographs of event-goers in compromising positions) have been replaced and greater emphasis has been put on more varied features and cultural pieces.
Today, The Saint continues in print form (the paper being free since 2008), although it has developed as all newspapers must in order to survive the media revolution. The Saint Online features aspects of the publication and supplementary content, as well as allowing the organisation to make use of social media.
The Saint no longer has the media monopoly it once held in St Andrews. That challenge has spurred the journalists among us to aim to produce a consistently honest and worthy output of news, features and reviews for the St Andrews community.
1997 - 1998: Tim Samuels
1998: Jenny Marra
1998 - 1999: Andrew Murray-Watson
1999 - 2000: Euan McLeish
2000 - 2001: John Bowker
2001- 2002: Robbie Collin
2002 - 2003: Alex Brant-Zawadzki
2003 - 2004: Mark Kirby
2004 - 2005: Jo Kerr
2005 - 2006: Chloe Robertson
2006: Florencia Soto
2007 - 2007: Andrew Keenan
2007 - 2008: Robert Williams
2008 - 2009: Casey Hollis
2009 - 2010: Scott Newton
2010 - 2011: Rachel Hanretty
2011 - 2012: Andreea Nemes
2012 - 2013: Richard Browne
2013: Craig Lye
2013 - 2014: Elliot Davies
2014 - 2015: Jonathan Bucks
2015: Rachael Miller
2016: Mina Omar
2017: Meilan Solly
2017: Joseph Cassidy
2018: Olivia Gavoyannis & Andrew Sinclair
2018 - 2019: Tom Williams
2019 - 2020: Annie Smith
2020: Archie Batra
2020: Angus Neale
2021: Laura Beveridge & Natalie Pereira
2021 - Present: Olivia Bybel & Linden Grigg