I recently contributed an article to the very first edition of my university’s student-run newspaper, The Stork (so named after a resident campus stork and mascot). I was very grateful to be selected as the featured article for the op-ed section. Titled A Grain of Salt: 2017 and the Reign of Fake News, it’s a short, sharp little piece lamenting the sorry state of the press last year. I must warn that it does have a political slant – how could it not? – but I’m very proud of this piece, particularly linguistically, and I hope you enjoy it too. I look forward to contributing to the newspaper in future!