Introducing Maria and Blake!

Posted by: | August 12, 2008 | 12 Comments

We’re very happy to have Maria Jogova and Blake Frederick on board for this year of the blog. I’m really excited about the year to come with both of them. Now for a brief introduction to the next generation of UBC Insiders bloggers:

Blake is a fourth year philosophy student and now works in the AMS as the assistant VP external. Maria is a third year physiology student who is also this year’s president of the UBC Debate Club. Intrigue and subterfuge of the Devil’s Advocate’s stronghold, I know. Incidentally, both Maria and Blake were in Science one (as was I). Hmm.

These two are very plugged into the student life and discourse here at UBC in ways that I never was, and they’ve got some amazing ideas for the blog. In addition to these two fresh faces, we’re having a website makeover too. I know I know, we’ve been promising it for ages, but I’m serious! It’s coming I swear.

As for me, I’ll be around, but joining Tim and Gina in the backseat. Look out for my new column in the Ubyssey by-weekly (starting tomorrow)!


12 Comments so far

  1. Sunshine on August 13, 2008 5:40 am

    Hooray! Oh I’m so happy you coerced… I mean persuaded Maria into this :)

  2. Anonymous on August 16, 2008 12:43 am

    Maria and Blake? Who are these non-name people! I want celebrities the like of Labrat and the Fire Hydrant to bring me my news!

  3. Fire Hydrant on August 16, 2008 7:15 pm

    Sorry, I’m graduating.

  4. Jesse Ferreras on August 18, 2008 7:58 pm

    Science One cronies! I cry patronage!

  5. Anonymous on August 19, 2008 9:36 pm

    Where is commodore cuddles when you need it?

  6. Alfie on August 20, 2008 5:39 pm

    Wait, Maria, you are actually in fourth year and graduating soon?!

    Oh, so Maayan, you defect to the Ubyssey from the VFM and become part of the few UBC student politics pundits.ooh….

  7. Commodore Cuddles on August 22, 2008 7:34 pm

    Maria you dirty traitor!

  8. Maria_Jogova on August 25, 2008 6:24 pm

    No, I’m actually going into 3rd year- I think the correction has been made :)

    I would offer some witty reparte re: being a traitor, but I can’t think of anything just now.

  9. maayan kreitzman on August 26, 2008 12:03 am

    I’m not defecting to the ubyssey. so yeah, they recruited me as a columnist (and proceeded to totally clobber my first article into shapeless goo pefore printing it I might add), but I’ll still be blogging here.

  10. Commodore Cuddles on August 26, 2008 7:10 am

    Commodore Cuddles drank too much sunshine dust. Commodore Cuddles thinks it is a problem that Blake, a high level bureaucrat, is the right hand of the VP Ex. He would violate that role if he were to speak out against the Veep Ex, and he would violate his role as a journalist if he didn’t.

    Commodore Cuddles says conflict of interest much?

  11. Fire Hydrant on August 26, 2008 7:24 am

    Dear C. Cuddles:

    1) This is a “blog“. If you have a look around them there intarwebs, I think you’ll find that journalistic integrity and independence are not prerequisites.

    2) The blog is called “UBC Insiders“. To me, that name does not imply that the writers are arm’s-length from UBC or the AMS. Perhaps I’m just behind the times, and out is the new in?

    3) There are multiple writers. They might not always agree.

    Yours in sarcastic belligerence,
    F. Hydrant

  12. Jesse Ferreras on August 27, 2008 4:47 pm

    Hey Maayan,

    That “shapeless goo” was submitted two hours late. And clunkily written I might add.

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