After five years collecting dust, Charles Sturt’s Bathurst student run magazine Interp has published its first revival issue.
And the age old saying of, ‘It’s back and better than ever’, couldn’t be more fitting!
The current team, consisting of around a dozen isolating and on-campus students, banded together to create a range of reading material related to news, current affairs, lifestyle, entertainment, sport and campus culture.
Dating back to 1971, Interp – short for Interpellator – was the bees knees of campus. It is said that students used to line up on the grassy quad of Bathurst campus to get their hands on the latest edition.
Fifth year journalism student, Emily Minney, told The Western Advocate, “Interp is all about broad student representation and young, impassioned voices, regardless of what their interests are.”
But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Interp! Like most forms of journalism, Interp‘s transition from print to online media publishing has not been a well transversed narrative. This paired with the constant movement of students through the campus gates has seen Interp reincarnated one too many times.
With the assistance of journalism lecturer, Jock Cheetham, the team is re–interp-reting the publication into a new age of digital savviness.
First year journalism student, Noah Secomb, hopes that by pushing the online and social side of Interp, publications will continue well into the future.
For the first issue published on September 15, Interp contributor Joseph Richards said, “I think we’re pretty strong out the gate. We have some interesting stuff from what’s happening in Afghanistan, some neat recipes that you can cook for any meal, and other assorted things that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.”
“On a closing note, if you think you want to give this magazine stuff a crack you are more than welcome to get into contact with the Interp team through the email, firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Interp contributor, Liam O’Connell, revealed that a staggering 1000 people have engaged with webpage in the past two weeks.
“400 or so have even engaged with our print edition as well. The future of Interp is looking really promising.”
Interp will be published monthly, and is open to advertising as well as content enquiries.
For more information, visit the Interp Facebook page.