Rabelais Editor

Leah Jade Holden & Lewis Kimpton-Drake

Chief Editors

Leah Holden

My name is Leah Holden and one of the Chief Editors of Rabelais 2021. I have been at La Trobe since 2019 and studying in Law and Arts School. I have lived on res, and I am one of few people who can get around the Humanities/Education building without getting lost in a stairwell or dank corridor.

My job is to manage the student paper and edit articles that students write for us. Rabelais has been around for over 50 years, publishing interesting articles and news. It is a platform for student activism and expression, a legacy we're proud to continue completely online on our website! Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or via our website at rabelais.com.au

Lewis Kimpton-Drake

My name is Lewis, and alongside my co-office bearer Leah, we are Rabelais’ Chief Editors for 2021. This year has been financially tough on students and on the Student Union, as such it has been our job to modernise Rabelais’ presence on campus. 

To address financial and accessibility issues, we transformed Rabelais into a digital media organisation. In the first half of the year, we gave Rabelais a face-lift with a new website and increased our presence on Facebook and Instagram. Going from physical magazine copies to digital articles was a dramatic shift to how Rabelais had operated for 50 years, however, our website has shown that modernising and improving the accessibility of our content has improved student reach on campus. For the second half of the year, we plan to digitise old Rabelais editions and continue to diversify the content we provide to students.

Aside from managing Rabelais, I also keep myself sane with a variety of hobbies such as calisthenics with gymnastic rings, investing in disruptive and sustainable technology, and coding to name a few. Above everything, I love working alongside my team as we continue to develop Rabelais’ brand as La Trobe’s voice for students.