April Fools’ File: Slideshow of Student Newspaper Satire

Collegemediatopia recently observed April Fools’ Day with its normal celebration of satirical gusto. Below is a montage and links to a smattering of the funnier pieces popping up in student newspapers nationwide and one full-blown satirical publication (hat tips to WashPost Campus Overload and Chronicle of Higher Education).


Links to individual pieces or full publications pictured, in no particular order:

“Student Libel in Stunning 3-D,” Student Life (Washington University in St. Louis)

“Scholes Hall Bathroom, Where All Your Dreams Come True,” Daily Lobo (UNM)

GW Machete, normally GW Hatchet (George Washington University)

“Lady Gaga a Secret Pitt Student,” Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)

“Swarthmore Admits Five Na’vi for Class of 2014,” Daily Gazette (Swarthmore)

“Panda to Be University’s New Mascot,” Diamondback (University of Maryland)

“Football Returns to Santa Clara,” Santa Clara (Santa Clara University)

“President & First Lady to Visit Dana Campus,” Hermes (Dana College)

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