The Team

 

 

 

Carel Willemse
Editor-In-Chief
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Ditebogo Tshaka
News Editor
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Trying to write this intro has done the most to me. I wrote that first sentence and then stared, for a good 12 minutes, at a paused screen of Stephen Colbert’s monologue. In spite of my longstanding battle with introductions, I trust that I’m better equipped at being a News editor. I firmly believe that independent journalism and news are two of the fundamental pillars of our society and I hope to make our UP society more well-informed, equally and fairly represented and more engaged with their environment. I really hope to push the envelope this year, and use the tools that my predecessors and mentors have given me to instill a greater desire in all students to be informed. This is your paper. This is your university. I urge you to actively seek out the truth and be more aware of what is happening around you. Please reach out to me with anything you may deem newsworthy and I know my team and I will work tirelessly to bring you all the things. Remember: say “no” alternative facts. Just like I say “no” to people who think that the prefix to my name is there for novelty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Savannah Plaskitt
 Features Editor
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 Hello, I’m Savannah, I’m the new Features editor. I’ve been writing all  kinds of things for Features for a while now but I haven’t learnt how to  do introductions yet. I love features because you get to write whatever  you want, whatever the latest issue, trend, or conversation topic is; from  blessers to campus cats. There is a lot happening in the student  community at the moment and my goal for Features in 2017 is to focus  on student issues and topics relevant to students. I’m happiest at home  with a book, a pet, and some tea. I also love watching sunsets. I’m  excited to learn and grow with you in 2017. 

 

 

Shaun Sprole
Entertainment Editor
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 Lorinda Marian
 Sports Editor
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 Hi, I am Lorinda and I am the Sports Editor for 2017. I get insanely excited and about many  things, often really random things like puppies, Harry Potter and Real Madrid.  I am doing  my honours in International Relations this year and before you ask, yes, I know it will be  really cool to become a diplomat one day and travel the world, obviously. To sports fanatics,  the sport section is clearly your home, so get comfy because we will be keeping up with all  the action on and around campus this year.  If you are not a sports regular, don’t go away. I  promise you, that if you are ever looking for inspiration, the incredible athletes and their  stories will give you a new take on life and also probably make you want to pick up your  running shoes. 

 

 


Carly Twaddle
Online Content Editor
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Salvete, Tuks. I am Carly Twaddle, the Online Content Editor. As a second year BA Languages student, words fascinate me – particularly German and Latin words. I'm very into music, particularly rock, metal, and alternative. I am unashamedly a cat lady, but if there are any animals around (minus spiders), I will pet them. I am entirely obsessed with Harry Potter. As a Slytherin, I am willing to defend my obsession to the death – obviously donning my Slytherin. I also have a completely uselessly broad knowledge of spells, and I can help you find all of the fantastic beasts. I am more intrigued by, and inclined to, the Dark Side than the Jedi, and there isn't a lot I wouldn't do to wield Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. I'm sensing a dark and potentially evil pattern here… moving swiftly along. 

 

 

 

 

Pooja Pundit
Deputy Online Content Editor

Okay, so first impressions matter! 
Hey there gorgeous!  xx
Your online content section is going to be semi handled by a very proud Slytherin, meme lover, vegan, hippie and of course, ex viner. 
I'm Pooja, the deputy online content editor. Being apart of the newspaper is much more than writing and scrutinising articles, you need to have a dash of EXTRA in order for you to turn something which was a mere story, into a headline. I will ensure you, that the most relevant, up to date articles are published.
Çiao xx

 

 

 Rebecca Perridge
 Web Editor
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 I'm not great with the whole article writing thing, so I stay behind the scenes and put articles  on the Perdeby website and do... social media things. I'm the person at the computer that  often expresses my love for Harry Potter to my fellow Potterheads in the office, and I post  way too many photos of my cat on Instagram. Be sure to follow Perdeby on Facebook and  Twitter to stay updated, and remember: its Levi-Oh-sa, not Levios-Ahhhhhhh. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Paulet
Copy Editor
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Dull Bae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kaylyn O'Brien
 Visuals Editor
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 Hello humans! So this is the part where I awkwardly introduce myself through text. My name  is Kaylyn and I'm the new Visuals Editor (much interesting! such wow!) In my free time I  study languages. The rest of the time I'm doing what I really love- eating, sleeping,  watching series or stalking cats. I'm passionate about photography (and all art forms in  general) and following cats around (did I mention that already?) If you're a photographer or  you love drawing, apply and join the visuals team! I promise, working at Perdeby is a fun  time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Sherwood
Multimedia Editor
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What do you mean I can’t film my own introduction? Why do I need to write all this out? No one reads anymore anyway, it’s all visual media today. Get with the times.” – said Sam, the publishing student. I’m kidding of course, and only included that in my introduction because as per usual, I have no idea what to say. Let’s see, first off, as you can see, I am the Multimedia section editor, whoop whoop! Secondly, I’m sorry for that “whoop whoop”. Uhm, yes I am stalling. Okay, so I am a nerd (who isn’t nowadays?) who loves Star Wars and Marvel (DC can die, lol, jokes, don’t kill me). I also like brackets (see!) and recently watched Titanic and thought it was appalling. I just included that because I seriously did not enjoy it. Why are you still reading this at this point? I am a Hufflepuff but refuse to conform to societal norms so I volunteer as tribute for Deadpool’s intergalactic team of Divergent vampires that use Tony Stark’s suit to fly up to Mordor (who needs eagles?) and drop Jar Jar Binks, the script of X-Men Origins, and Donald Trump into the volcano pit thing that Zuma got that “emergency” pool for. Also, Emma Stone is bae.

 

 Xander Janse van Rensburg
 Research and Developmemt
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 Perdeby is heading into a new chapter and I was asked to help Perdeby fit into the new world  ruled by the internet, information and clicks. I am the Head of Research and Development.  My job is simple: take Perdeby’s Star Wars episode IV feel and turn it into Rouge One. This  year I will be moving Perdeby up and into the world of the Now. I am a third year BCom  Informatics student, trained in the fine art of taking what you are comfortable with and  swopping it out for something better. I’m known for being blunt and to the point as I believe  that is how you get things done.
 To 2017, and whatever she may bring.

 

 

 

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