Behind the Headline: Why is today’s paper so fat?

Wondering why today’s paper weighs you down like a ton of bricks? (And no, not just because the content is so solid…)

We normally deliver you 8 to 12 pages of Herald goodness, but this day is different than all other days: it is the last day. With the end of classes comes the end of publication, and so today’s issue was, well, a fire sale.

And so we bring you 24 pages (plus post- magazine) of all the news that’s fit to print. Or rather, let’s just leave it at ‘all the news.’

Dear reader, it has been real. Though so many of you have transitioned to the online world (and look! So have we!), there’s just something about that darn print edition that we can’t get over. And we’re glad you still like it too.

We’ll see you in September, but don’t you worry — the blog ain’t going anywhere. Keep us as your home page; we promise to update you, entertain you, waste your time, make your time worthwhile and tell you everything you never knew you wanted to know…

BEHIND THE HEADLINE: Rainy with a side of kickball

In a careful reading of today’s Diamonds and Coal, you may have caught wind of a long-standing tradition, combining newspaper nerds, competitive spirits and one of the greatest games ever invented. Yes, the time has come. Today marks the occasion of the tenth Herald v Indy kickball game.

With an all time record of 6-3, Herald, this is not something to be taken lightly.

Taunts and jeers aside, we head to Pembroke Field once again to show off that not only can we produce a newspaper, but we can kick(ball) some ass.


On February 14, 1995, The Brown Daily Herald gave the University a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift: itself.

It’s been 15 years since we graced the Internet with our presence, first appearing as a long-shot dream called “Heraldsphere.” On that fateful day in February, we received 15 site visits at — and a legend was born.

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BEHIND THE HEADLINE: The myth of the biflic

Behind the pages of The Brown Daily Herald is a staff of over 200 students. Holed up at 195 Angell Street, editing away, this group is prone to both journalistic nerdiness and caffeine-induced hijinx.

Much of what happens at The Herald may seem like a shrouded mystery, but in reality, we are a very transparent organization, eager to share our secrets with you. Watch for more BEHIND THE HEADLINE to learn about the magic that happens after you go to sleep, and results in the daily paper.

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