Editorial (Week 6, Summer): New SCAN Editor & bunny eating raspberries


Greetings to you all this fine day, at the time of writing this Editorial it’s a balmy 18 degrees outside and I’m enjoying absolutely none of the beautiful sunshine due to exams and, well, writing this editorial.

It’s that time of year where the library is inexplicably rammed with people and my Facebook is full of petrified people worrying over their upcoming exams – or the other extreme, jubilant students who have already finished all their exams – which is weird and depressing as my first one was last Friday, oh well. I hope that all of your exams are going well and you’re not completely stressed out.

I am very pleased to announce that at our SCAN Annual General Meeting, we elected a brand new Editor who will be taking my throne made of newspapers (cheaper than an Iron one) and guiding SCAN through the 2014/2015 academic year: Mr. Jack Perry, our lovely News Editor and who also held the position of Bailrigg Assistant Station Manager. Joint media is wonderful ain’t it? Congratulations.
The Editor, however, is the only elected position which means that all the other important positions – listed helpfully to the left – are up for grabs. We have full descriptions of the requirements of each role listed online and you can find out how to apply on page 7 of this issue. Applications close June 1st, so I would recommend you get started as soon as you can.

The one thing I would like to say, is that you shouldn’t be put off applying because you haven’t been involved before. SCAN, in the past, has had a reputation for being exclusive. It is true that my Editorial Team this year has been wonderful and we’ve become good friends, but our writers are a diverse bunch of people and I really want to encourage anybody who has the skill and dedication to apply – friendship does not guarantee a position. Many of the team this year were applicants whose names I’d never heard before, and they have all worked so hard.

I am keeping things short and sweet this issue as I have revision to do. I wish you all the best of luck in yours, just keep in mind that we’re excruciatingly close to Extrav Week and the summer – by the time we release the next issue of SCAN (the penultimate one overseen by me, sob) it’ll all be over.

We do have a bonus special edition issue coming out in Week 10, which will be celebrating 50 years of Lancaster. If you’d like to get involved, do email me at scan.editor@lusu.co.uk.

For my cute animal of the week, I believe I promised my lovely Assistant Editor Jess French a bunny wabbit. This week on the wonderful world of the internets (yes, the pluralisation of internet was intentional), I came across a video of a rabbit eating raspberries. It was adorable, even if in this video still the rabbit looks like a lipstick-stained vampire. Happy Week 6!

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