This is my first post in about six weeks, the longest I've gone without writing about something or other since I took it up again after moving to Norway. Aside from having friends and family visit, work trips to Brussels and Tromsø one after the other, and lots of work organising Kritisk masse 2014, I've also been working to help with the relaunch of The Moose, something which I excitedly wrote about in the late Summer when we were advertising for writers and new editors.
A letter from the new editor, Indigo Trigg Hauger, marked the official relaunch on November 1st and a swathe of new and interesting articles for people to read and think about.
The new editorial team consists of Indigo the helm, Joanne Howard as Culture editor, Ruby Lott-Lavigna in charge of Opinion, myself looking after Science, and Salem Dockery taking care of the webpage and our social media presence. We're hoping to have 12-15 new articles out on the first of each month, covering a wide a range of topics as possible, written mostly by Norwegians and International students from in and around Oslo.
We're all both flying by the seat of our pants and finding are feet at the minute, so there will no doubt be lots of chopping and changes and niggles, but I'm really excited about supporting budding young writers and putting together an interesting set of articles each month.
For November, in the Science section with have:
- Three astronomical ideas that will blow your mind by Kristin Carlson
- Cat Physics: drinking milk by Andrew Cote
- Why is the sky blue and the sunset red? by Magdalena Kersting
- A review of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy (Orxy and Crake, The Year of the Flood and Madaddam) by yours truly
We've a competition running this month, with 300NOK going to the writer of the article that gets the most hits. On the off chance that it happens to be mine, I'm going to donate the money to Plan in support of their campaign to improve girls' access to education.
For next month's edition, I'm going to write about the Northern Lights (something I'm hoping to see in person when I'm up in Tromsø again at the end of the month), as part of a collaborative article with Joanna, who will be writing about her visit to the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and Kristian Birkeland exhibit.
We're always on the looks out out for writers, so please get in touch if you you'd like to write something. I've set up a Facebook group just for the Science section where I'm hoping to get writers to come together and share ideas.