Much like the rest of the world, we here at Felix have been re-evaluating how we feel, how we operate, and how we interact with our community – you! But unlike most New Year’s resolutions, our New Month’s resolutions are here to stay. Better quality, more content, more fun, and increased student body engagement are all things we are resolutely going to stick to over the next few months. We’re bringing some (metaphorical) colour back to Felix’s pages, by way of actively recruiting a host of fresh blood to the cult – we mean society – and streamlining how we work together to create each issue of the paper.
Regular readers will have seen that Felix’s previous Editor-in-Chief, Ameena, resigned from her post two weeks ago (January 27th). We greatly appreciate the work she has done as Editor, as well as her contributions in previous roles as Deputy Editor and Chief Copyeditor, and we wish her the very best in the future. You might be wondering who is now behind this editorial. Unfortunately for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club, it isn’t the ghost of the Felix office, but three students from the Felix team who have volunteered to share editorial responsibilities and try to keep the ship afloat.
Jamie has been on the team for two and a half years and counting, having previously held Deputy Editor and Science Editor roles. Isabella has been an integral part of this year’s News and Sports-and-Societies sections, editing the latter. And Zanna has been Felix’s Books Editor for a year and a half, as well as Treasurer for this academic year. All of us have written and edited extensively for the paper and are well-versed in its operations.
A significant change to note is that we’re shifting from weekly to fortnightly printing for the remainder of the year, returning to normal for 2023-24. In addition to our established content - brought to you by a fantastic team of section editors - we’re super excited about having more excellent illustrators, the caption competition in our freshened-up Puzzles section, and bringing back our long-lost Arts section! We’re really looking forward to giving the paper some much-needed TLC, and we hope you feel inspired and motivated to join us either as a contributor or as a reader; after all, there is no Felix without its readers.