The Cambridge Student
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The Cambridge Student, commonly known as TCS, is one of Cambridge University's student newspapers (The Tab and Varsity are the others). The newspaper is owned and published by the Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) but is editorially independent.
The paper was founded in October 1999 and has since continued to produce a weekly print run of 10,000 copies during university term time. TCS is also downloaded around 10,000 times per issue. The paper boasts several Guardian Student Media Awards, and has interviewed public figures including United Nations Weapons Inspector Hans Blix, director Ridley Scott, politician Ian Paisley, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner and journalist David Frost. TCS was the first newspaper to break the story of the threatened closure of Cambridge's architecture department, which later featured in the national press.. Since then, it made national headlines with news of Animal rights abuses at the University. The newspaper's photography of the tuition fee riots also won plaudits. In March 2011 the paper became embroiled in controversy when its Editor, Philip Brook, forged a letter insinuating unfounded sexual allegations against a fictional fellow at St. John’s.
The editor for Lent term 2013 will be Tristram Fane Saunders.
Previous editors have been:
- Nicholas Tufnell and Laurence Tidy
- Judith Welikala and Alice Gormley
- Michael Yoganayagam and Zoah Hedges-Stocks
- Philip Brook and Zoah Hedges-Stocks
- Jen Mills and Jess Touschek
- James Burton
- Anna Croall
- Shane Murray and Carly Hilts.
- Matt Horrocks (initially Matt Horrocks and Simon Burdus)
- Amy Blackburn and Sven Palys
- Robert Palmer
- Elly Shepherd (Issues 1–6)
- Jack Sommers (all subsequent issues)
- Alice Palmer
- Ben Sillis
- Beth McEvoy and Pamela Welsh
- Ruth Barnett and Thomas Williams
- Thomas Williams
- Tom Stammers and Zoe Strimpel
- Oliver Duff and Luke Layfield (first issue)
- Oliver Duff (subsequent issues)
- Eve Williams
- http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/download/TCS_Volume12_Michaelmas_Issue8.pdf, pp1 & 6
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