About Us

In 1989, Biard MacGuineas abdicated the chief editorship of the St. Albans News and founded The Independent. His decision to leave The News was fueled by the censorship of a trivial St. Albans lunch article. Accordingly, The Independent was born of the need for an unbiased, uncensored, and wholly independent Cathedral Close journal.

Their paper banned from the Close, MacGuiness and his Independent pioneers distributed the first several issues on street corners. The paper prospered from its inception, and in 1990, The News proposed a merger. The terms were as follows: a panel would determine the “appropriateness” of each ar- ticle to be printed; the panel, presided over the Headmaster, would be composed of two students unaffiliated with The News, two faculty or administration members, and two alumni (preferably one lawyer and one journalist). The Independent declined the merger fearing literary oppression similar to that which had sparked the initial dichotomy.

Nineteen years later, The Independent thrives on its biggest budget and most competent and diverse staff to date. Its mission remains the accurate and inclusive representation of the student voice at and around the Close. We, as editors, are dedicated to the independent and uncensored production of quality student journalism. The Independent is proof of what dedicated students can do on their own.

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Editorial Board:

Justin Rouillier …………………. Editor-in-Chief
Parisa Sadeghi ………………….. Editor-in-Chief
Conor Goetz ………. Executive Managing Editor
Katie Mitchell ……………………. Content Editor
Vadim Medish…………………. Executive Editor
Sunil Rao ……………………….. Executive Editor
Nicko Gladstone……………………. News Editor
Tori Otten ……………………………. News Editor
Nick Shelley ………………………… News Editor
Hank Balaban ………………….. Opinions Editor
Thomas Hopson ………………. Opinions Editor
Nakisa Sadeghi…………………. Opinions Editor
Katherine Sundt…………………Features Editor
Maddy Broas…………………………..Arts Editor
Kayla Mason………………………. .Sports Editor
Taylor Barker………..Minister of Propaganda

Panorama:

Iason Togias………………………………… Editor
Vadim Medish………………………….. Manager
Ben
Duff………………………………………. Artist

Web and Design:

Vadim Medish……Layout, Graphics, Production, Web
Chelsea Fine ……………………………..Photographer
Jamie Gerber ……………………………Photographer

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