• Benedicta Denteh
    Benedicta Denteh is currently studying Arabic and French at the University of Manchester and hopes to become a linguist and broadcast journalist in the future. In her free time, she enjoys learning about African development and issues to do with race, society and culture. Benedicta also takes pleasure in acting, travelling and promoting plant-based eating.
  • CheVaughn Starling
    CheVaughn Starling is a politics contributor on scribe. Hailing all the way from the United States. Born in the Chicagoland area, Illinois (USA), and moved to Springfield, IL in 2011 to embark her new journey in life: college. She completed her undergrad and graduate degree at the University of Illinois Springfield in Political Science and Legal Studies with an emphasis on Public Policy. Her love for politics and history led her to aspire a career as a political analyst. Her specialty is in US politics and analyzing different policies from both sides of view. She hopes one day to complete her JD and PHD so she can help implement policy and change in the US.
    • Common Sense Contributors
      Our contributors are friends of The Common Sense Network who write for us from time to time. We love hearing fresh perspectives from people in different spaces. If you would like to become a contributor contact us at hello@tcsnetwork.co.uk
    • Courtney Carr
      Courtney Carr first began writing for media outlets at age 14, after documenting the Tottenham Riots of 2011. She has since gone on to blog, write and has also created mini-documentaries. Her hobbies include singing and gaming, and she is passionate about diversity, societal issues and creative solutions.
    • Elijah Ajuwon
      Elijah is a student at the University of Manchester studying a masters in Innovation Management. Areas of intrigue include community building and emerging technologies. Elijah is also the founder of arkisites, a non-profit organisation dedicated to bridging the access gap between the tech sector and minority ethnic communities
    • Fidelis Olaniran
      Fidelis Olaniran is a journalist for The Common Sense Network. Born in Nigeria, the 19 year old has lived in Ireland, Manchester and Liverpool. He is currently studying Law at Liverpool John Moores University. Fidelis spends his time in the gym, keeping fit, or creating new ventures on his new YouTube Chanel.
    • Frankie Walker
      Marisa Davies is a determined, enthusiastic Political Editor currently undertaking her MA in International Journalism at City University of London. Marisa’s areas of expertise include: reporting, researching, editing, news reading, alongside 5 years of professional camera training/experience. Including her Master’s degree, Marisa also studied Journalism and Mass Media Communications at De Montfort University in Leicester where she started news reading for Demon FM. Marisa is extremely passionate and vehement about current and global affairs having assisted with BBC’s The Big Question to expand her knowledge on global and societal issues. Aside from Journalism, Marisa has previously teamed up with CAN Charity, a charity to benefit African children in need of basic supplies and education – her diligence, astuteness and willing need to help others is portrayed through her actions daily.
      • Georgia Gilholy
        I completed my undergraduate degree at King’s College London in History with a study abroad programme at The George Washington University where I pursued a minor in 20th-century political philosophy. I work as a freelance writer for a range of publications.
      • Hajra Tahir
        Hajra is a third-year Law with Politics student at the University of Manchester. Born in Leicester and brought up in the south, Hajra has spent four years living abroad in Saudi Arabia. She hopes to pursue a career in commercial law and is generally interested in international relations, business and the arts.
      • Jireh Antwi
        Jireh Antwi is a writer for the Common Sense Network. He is of Ghanaian descent and has a keen interest in the science field having a Microbiology and Molecular biology degree which he currently uses in his career. Sports and technology are some of his passions, alongside political shenanigans.
      • Maisie Barker
        Maisie is a freelance writer based in Manchester and London. She completed her BA in English with Creative Writing at Goldsmiths and returned north for the cheap rent. With TCS Network she would like to explore how statistics and propaganda help prop up failing government schemes. Her interests include politics, feminism, mental health, LGBT+ rights, Russia - not necessarily in that order.
        • Matt Healing
          Matthew Healing is a Journalist, Writer & Poet from Edmonton, North London. He is the Executive Events Manager and Team Leader of Modal, The Common Sense Network’s live events division. His focus as a Team Leader is curating engaging and thought-provoking live events with eclectic guests, for a young and thoughtful audience. Currently residing in North London working as a Content Manager, Matthew runs Modal and creates multimedia content in his spare time, including: Poetry, Short Stories & Novellas, Music, and Art. He graduated from Brunel University London in 2018, appearing consecutively in the Hillingdon Literary Festival Anthology for his poetry, and writing a Novella under the tutelage of Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo. His work explores his background growing up in North London, issues in modern culture, and dark postmodern comedy.
          • Mike Omoniyi
            Mike Omoniyi is the Founder and Editor In Chief of The Common Sense Network. He oversees and is responsible for the direction of the Network. Mike is an activist, singer/songwriter and keen athlete. With a degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics, MA in Political Science (Democracy and Elections) and an incoming PhD on a study of Cyber-Balkanisation, Mike is passionate about politics and the study of argumentation. He is also the Managing Director of a number of organisations including, Our God Given Mission, The BAM Project and The Apex Group.
          • Richard Bolton
            Richard Bolton was born in the UK and is a Manchester University PPE graduate. He is an insurance broker / wealth manager. Areas of intrigue include global political affairs, culture and nascent technologies. In his spare time, Richard is a keen sportsman and speculator in new business ventures.
            • Shaun Flores
              Shaun Flores is from Trinidad & Tobago, the home of carnival In 2018 he became a TEDx speaker speaking on the failures of multiculturalism. He is also a commercial & fashion model. MA in Race Media and Social Justice BA in Criminology & Sociology He hopes to study a PhD 'The absence of paternal masculinity in the black home'.
            • Thomas Kingsley
              Thomas is The Common Sense Network's Sports Editor. Following his graduation from the University of Birmingham, Thomas grew a strong interest in writing, and subsequently started a blog addressing the overlooked issues that millennial Christians face in the UK. Thomas also enjoys discussing and researching issues surrounding social immobility and poverty in London, and aims to be more actively involved in this growing conversation. He hopes to use his creativity and innovation to curate online sports content that not only presents a scoreline but also stirs viewers to be involved in the sports they love and know their voice is important as any other.
            • Tyrone Chambers
              Tyrone Chambers is a London-born, Kent-raised Project manager and aspiring Business owner. He holds a BA (Hons) in Global Business Management where he also spent some time studying in Denmark. He is a strongly opinionated sports fanatic who is also a musician. He works with multiple organisations that look to uplift & impact the wider society.