By Divya Shastri
With Palatinate celebrating its 800th edition, it seemed like a good time to look into the history of Indigo. Indigo has been a part of Palatinate’s history for just under ten years. Prior to Indigo’s conception there were other arts supplements such as P2 and Sense. However, in November 2008, editors Maz Farookhi and Emily Purser formed Indigo as an arts and features supplement. Indigo has been a great way to get students interested in journalism, allowing them to write about issues they are passionate about.
Indigo allows for there to be a blend between talking about important social issues, and enjoying and appreciating art and culture.
There is a celebration of arts and culture both within Durham and globally. There is discussion around important topics such as mental health, body image and racism, but there is also a look at good food, exotic travel locations and good reads. Indigo allows for there to be a blend between talking about important social issues, and enjoying and appreciating art and culture. It has been a privilege of mine to be part of Indigo and part of the legacy it will leave behind.
Illustration: Faye Chua