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The SOAS Spirit is your independent student-run newspaper with an on-campus presence since 1936. At the Spirit we aim to hold those in positions of power accountable and produce content which is informative, thought-provoking and entertaining.

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This year, the team that makes everything happen is made up of 25 people. They are a group of dedicated students who work incredibly hard to get the paper into your hands, and onto your devices, four times a year.

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