Editor-in-Chief – Francesca Salisbury
Francesca is a second year historian at Mansfield, who enjoys Veggie Percy Pigs, miniature Dachshund videos, and all things Italian history related. Having been involved with PHASER since Hilary 2017, and acting as Style Editor last Trinity, Francesca is quite literally bursting with excitement to be working with such a wonderful team this Michaelmas.
Style Editor – Gemma O’Sullivan
Hi everyone! I’m Gemma, a second year historian at Lincoln. I’ve been writing for PHASER since TT17, and I am this term’s Style Editor. Many of my articles focused on fashion and ethics, something which is of great interest to me. Following my experience last term, I cannot wait to build upon the foundation laid by previous editors, by continuing to upload articles written by our fantastic team of Style Contributors, while introducing some exciting new features!
Music Editor – Aditya Sharma
Aditya is a student of MSc Social Anthropology at Oxford. He is an occasional poet, passionate photographer, food frantic and adrenaline junkie. Music is the element that binds all of his frequencies into one rhythm. He hoards everything and anything that soothes his ears and his mood. From Indie to Funk, from Folk fusion to Bass and Drum, from Alternative Rock to the Classics, Aditya has days where he goes music hunting all over the Internet. One could actually consider that to be his soul food! The Smiths best describe Aditya’s idea of music as ‘the light that never goes out’.
Alicia is a second year PPEist at Mansfield College, and captains their formidable netball team (which never struggles to get a full team for a match…), as well as sitting on the committee for the Oxford Guild Business Society. She sees herself as a real pioneer for the early noughties style, as well as designing and making her own clothes. Alicia also has a severe Radio 4 addiction, but hey, no one’s perfect.
Hi, I’m Hakim, a second year student at Regents Park College, studying History and Economics. When I’m not panic writing essays and running late to rowing sessions, I spend inordinate amounts of time shopping or browsing all sorts of fashion. I like to think I can give good fashion advice but it’s mostly dictation if anything. Adore dogs, rate ducks and love all things extra including tons and tons of glitter and fluff.
I’m Molly Flaherty, a second year English student at LMH. As well as working as a Style Contributor for PHASER, I am currently the Design Recruiter for this year’s RAG Fashion Show. I’m passionate about a wide range of social and political issues, which influences my perspective on fashion. In particular, I have worked in the past to found a mental health committee, designed to tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness. You’ll most often find me in my spiritual home of Cellar, or fueling my caffeine/salted caramel brownie addiction in The Missing Bean.
Lincoln College Biochemist. When not in the lab, you can probably find me in my room playing guitar and listening to hip hop and alternative rock. Played in a punk band in Oxford (RIP) and performed in musicals back home. Loves: The films of Wes Anderson, the novels of Irvine Welsh and the ramblings of Courtney Barnett. Does not love: the Park End cheese floor (although often still found there).
I’m Sophie and I’m on the Phaser Music Team for MT17. I have been writing for Phaser for a year now, and was the Music Editor last term. I am a huge Pop Punk fan, and go to a large number of gigs – ranging from big Pop Punk bands such as Blink 182 and Green Day, to watching local bands in a pub. My favourite bands are Neck Deep, Moose Blood and All Time Low (who I have seen live every year for 6 years), and I also like other artists such as Frank Turner and Rat Boy. My musical guilty pleasure is definitely noughties emo classics – who can’t get enough of 2005 Panic! At the Disco?!
I’m Mia – I’m a second year student at Wadham, studying English and French. I was brought up on a lot of 80s music like The Clash and The Undertones but now mostly listen to artists on the ‘indie’ circuit: favourites include Alvvays and Happyness, both of which still maintain a respect for the album as a longer musical form. I’ve always loved engaging with a wide variety of musical cultures, playing pieces by Romantic composers on the piano and dancing to disco and funk in Oxford’s (less wide) variety of nightclubs.
Hi, I’m George, a second year from Exeter studying Medicine. This term is my first writing for Phaser and I’m really looking forward to helping produce content. In terms of my own interests, I have a big love for classic disco, house and techno music and, despite being a somewhat eclectic mix, I consider myself the type of guy who has a song for every situation.
Devon is a second year Philosophy and Theology student at Regent’s Park. Having written for Phaser during her first year as part of the live reviews team, she is keen to review a wider range of live shows that reflects her varied music taste. Having (thankfully) evolved from her indie/emo phase in secondary school, she now listens to a mixture of alternative hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and blues. She is also an aspiring film director and loves watching plays and movies. Other interests include food, surfing and singing.
Hi, I’m George – second year English student at Exeter. I’m really excited about getting involved with PHASER this term. Music has always been a huge part of my life, from playing jazz and classical music to enjoying a few tins against a techno backdrop. Hopefully I can combine my love of house, afrobeat and techno with the already fantastic content. Aside from adding to my eclectic playlists, I enjoy modernist literature and primary colours (stereotype or what?).
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Becca Sinnott is a second year geographer at Mansfield College who likes coffee, socialism and the Spice Girls. When her demanding schedule of eating, sleeping and watching Gilmore girls allows, Becca spends her spare time fantasising about becoming the princess of a small Eastern European country. Becca has many ambitions for the future, including earning as much money for as little work as possible in conjunction with destroying the patriarchy. She hopes that the future of fashion holds more looks like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ 2007 double denim, but fears that such an iconic moment is a once in a lifetime event.
Hi! I’m Ola and I’m a second-year Experimental Psychology student at St Hugh’s. I’ve been interested in photography for about 10 years now and throughout the years it has grown to become my greatest passion. I’ve done wedding photography, portrait shoots, balls and theatre plays reportages, photos from hen parties and birthday in clubs, travel photography and much more! I love the variety that photography gives as it means that you can never get bored, plus, having something to distract you from work from time to time can never be a bad thing.
Hey! I am Maria, a first year biochemist at LMH as well as an enthusiast about all things fashion and photography. My mum being a clothing designer, I have been exposed to, and fascinated with, the world of fashion since an early age. This went hand in hand with my interest in photography, leading me to wedding and event photography, personal photoshoots, adn working with a magazine. Now, fashion photography is one of my greatest passions because, I believe, there are no rules – it thus enables you to tell a story, share a vision, make powerful statements; it can be anything you want it to be. I am more than excited to be joining the talented PHASER team for this Michaelmas.
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