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By Sarah Garofalo

News Editor

news@excal.on.ca

Sarah is in her fourth year of Film Studies at York University. She is passionate about using writing as a tool to educate herself and introduce others to hidden stories and new ideas. In the future, she hopes to continue her studies in film and merge it with her love of writing and journalism. You can always find Sarah sketching, painting or endlessly watching films while waiting to get back into movie theatres.

By Diego Vargas

Assistant News Editor

asstnews@excal.on.ca

Diego is a communications student at York University’s Glendon campus. As a Filipino international student, he is deeply passionate about issues affecting racialized and immigrant communities, as well as LGBTQ+. Through his writing, he hopes to shed light on these issues within a Canadian context. In his free time, Diego likes to play guitar and learn new languages.

By Jonathan Q. Hoidn

Copy Editor

copy@excal.on.ca

Jonathan is a Canadian multimedia writer and student who has a passion for storytelling. Despite his preference for writing poignant and humorous tales, Jonathan loves to challenge himself with new topics, mediums, and perspectives. When Jonathan isn’t editing articles, you can find him tackling his backlog of movies, TV shows, video games, and comics; being the nerd of the group; writing down jokes that come to him in the middle of the night; watching the Raptors game; planning out several screenplay details in the seemingly endless “Story Ideas” folder; staring into the void; walking his dog (which is notably the cutest in town); looking into the camera, breaking the fourth wall; and hunting down that pesky little radioactive spider.

By Shivam Sachdeva

Health Editor

health@excal.on.ca

Shivam is a driven undergraduate Political Science student with a penchant for health, wellness, and communicating it to people. He believes living a healthy life equates to a happy life, and rejoices in learning all kinds of new health facts that can practically improve people's wellbeing. As his experience with professional writing continues to grow, he hopes to pursue a career in either journalism or law. When Shivam is not writing, you can likely find him working out, playing tennis, hanging out with friends or wasting endless hours going down YouTube rabbit holes.

By Kaila Gallacher

Arts Editor

arts@excal.on.ca

Kaila is a poet and writer in her fourth year at York, studying Creative Writing and the Humanities. As well as being the Arts Editor, she is Editor-in-Chief of the Artichoke, a student-run magazine out of Winter’s College. She is passionate about highlighting the arts community here at York and in Toronto as a whole. She is particularly interested in how art can be a mode of expression and how it can inspire personal, social, and political change. When Kaila's not reading, writing, or editing she is an avid hiker and photographer.

By Riddhi Jani

Photo/Video Editor

Riddhi is a biomedical science student with an ever-growing enthusiasm for art. Still in search of her own art style, Riddhi takes inspiration from a variety of art forms and media to build her portfolio. She hopes to implement her creative energy into her art as well as her writing as she journeys to improve her outlook on real-world events. When she is not designing, writing, or studying, she can be found adding to her never-ending list of to-be-reads, working on her novel, trying out new skateboard tricks, and hiking through the nearest forest (looking for the entrance to a magical land, of course).

EDITORIAL BOARD

Ongoing Operations During The COVID-19 Pandemic:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Excalibur Publications remains operational during the school year.

Our offices in the Student Centre are closed until further notice. Our editors, staff, and volunteers are currently working remotely.

You can still reach out to us via email if you have any questions about volunteering, writing articles, tips, comments, or concerns. We will not be able to communicate via our office phones until further notice.

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Want to get involved? Let us know!


BOARD OF PUBLISHERS

David RosChair
Matt Dionne Vice-Chair
Shawn Jeffords – Alumni Seat
Mahdis HabibiniaStaff Representative


BUSINESS OFFICE

Eric Rail
Advertising/Business Manager
416-736-5238
biz@excal.on.ca

Anthony Salemi
Distribution Manager
416-736-2100 x 33800

Tenneyson Smith
Assistant Distribution Manager
416-736-2100 x 33800


MAILING ADDRESS

420 Student Centre, York University
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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Phone: 416-736-5238
Fax: 416-736-5841
biz@excal.on.ca


OPINION SUBMISSIONS

Letters to the Editor:

Excalibur welcomes all opinion submissions. Letters to the editor and other opinion pieces, such as community editorials, will be published in print pending space, but will be published online. The only restrictions are on material deemed libelous or hate speech that violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (as noted in our policies on procedures).

Your letter should be no longer than 300 words and it should outline your name, your major and your year of study (if you are a York student), and which article you are writing in regards to.


Op-Eds:

Excalibur also accepts opinion pieces written by non-editorial board members, i.e. members of the York community. An op-ed is typically 400-600 words in length, and includes the following components: the issue/topic being discussed, the author’s stance/opinion, and a call to action or resolution. The only restrictions are on material deemed libelous or hate speech that violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (as noted in our policies on procedures).


All opinions expressed in the opinions section are those of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Excalibur staff, editorial board, or Board of Publishers. 

All submissions should be sent to: editor@excal.on.ca