Nikta Sadati: Nikta is a fourth year English major, minoring in French and Education. The Goose has been as integral to her undergrad experience as any of her studies and while saying goodbye will be hard, she will always hold a part of the Goose in her heart! Diving deep into the written word is her passion and plays a part in all of her other passions so, essentially, this is her dream role.
Isobel Carnegie: Isobel is a third year English specialist with a minor in Sexual Diversity Studies. She writes poetry and short fiction, mostly on the subway. In her third year with Goose, she now drinks coffee, will tell you about her dog, and can’t stop won’t stop telling everyone about Goose Fiction.
Amanda Gosio: Amanda is a fourth year English Specialist at the University of Toronto. You can find her either giving tours around campus, binging old seasons of Survivor, or maybe even singing in a production or two! She can’t wait to start her “real life” after undergrad — she’s heard it’s a pretty big world out there or something like that — and intends to go on to complete her Masters in English in pursuit of becoming a full-time writer and editor!
Hadiyyah Kuma: Geese are waterfowl of the family Anatidae. Hadiyyahs are humans of the family Goose. Though different creatures, the human Goose team can be compared to a flock of geese. In this essay I will — Kidding! Hadiyyah Kuma is a 19-year-old Sociology major but is a reader, writer and cringy humorist above all things. She writes short fiction, novels with half-endings, creative non-fiction about her motherland Guyana, and poems that deserve more editing.
Amanda Voore-Lewis: Amanda is a second year student studying art history and history. They are passionate about many things but above all else writing, and is usually more invested in the lives of their characters than in their own. When, on the odd occasion, Amanda is present in reality, it is usually while horseback riding, feeding baby squirrels at the Toronto Wildlife Centre, or attending to the residents of their houseplant village of Vegetationville.
Chris Loose: Chris Loose is a fourth year English student at the University of Toronto. Don’t let him talk to your kids.
Charlotte Chellew: Charlotte is a first year student studying Book and Media Studies, English, and Film. As she types that out it sounds incredibly unemployable, but she’ll still vehemently defend the humanities against her extended family over Thanksgiving dinner. She hopes to become a Fiction editor one day and sell her soul to Penguin, but a more immediate goal is to catch a glimpse of Margaret Atwood walking her dog in the Annex
Emily Hurmizi: Emily is a first year Philosophy and Literature & Critical Theory student who exemplifies all the romantic and aesthetic characteristics that a good Libra should (and who apparently has the universe on her side). She enjoys lying awake at night, thinking about Kant’s theory of pure beauty, and going to art museums, thinking about Kant’s theory of pure beauty, and sitting in class, thinking about Kant’s theory of pure beauty. Her dreams include Kant’s theory of pure beauty.
Sayaka Daly (Head Illustrator): Sayaka Daly is a first year student studying Linguistics and Book & Media Studies. She spends sunny days exploring the city and rainy days making zines about anything and everything. Her dream is to one day be a contestant on Jeopardy!
Liam P. Bryant: Liam is a second year studying art history who has a passion for all things fried but makes time to illustrate for journals. This is his first year as an illustrator with the Goose. He enjoys the color yellow, long walks on the beach, and midnight trips to Wendy’s.
Lauren Laisying: Lauren Turner is a third-year Victoria College student studying diaspora and transnational studies, anthropology, and English. She enjoys working in many different artistic media, both visual and written, and is a strong proponent of the Oxford comma. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to moody indie and cheesy 80s synth ballads, and is still waiting for that critical moment where you magically realise your life’s trajectory.