The paper was founded in October 1999 and has since continued to produce a weekly print run of 10,000 copies during university term time. TCS is also downloaded around 10,000 times per issue.
TCS was the first newspaper to break the story of the threatened closure of Cambridge's architecture department, which later featured in the national press.
Since then, it made national headlines with news of Animal rights abuses at the University. The newspaper's photography of the tuition fee riots also won plaudits. In March 2011 the paper became embroiled in controversy when its Editor, Philip Brook, forged a letter insinuating unfounded sexual allegations against a fictional fellow at St. John’s.