Fish Rap Live!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fish Rap Live!
University of California, Santa Cruz
Type Triweekly College newspaper
Format Tabloid
Editor Isabella Cook and Maddy Corich
Founded 1985, 1990
Headquarters UC Santa Cruz, USA
Circulation 12,000

Fish Rap Live!, also known as FRL!, is a triweekly alternative humor publication at the University of California, Santa Cruz.[1]


The paper received two Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in 2002 in the General or Humor Column and Ad Design categories and one in 1999 for Illustration Portfolios and Editorial Cartooning.[2][3] It also continues to receive recognition and is consistently ranked amongst the top college humor publications in the country.[1]

Ongoing features[edit]

News Briefs - News satire in the style of The Onion.

Overheard in Santa Cruz - Reader-submitted recollections of humorous, and often frightening, exchanges overheard around the Santa Cruz area.

From: Blank To: Blank, With Love - Short letters from writers taking the perspective of people, places, animals, and objects addressing other people, places, objects and such.

The Freshman Circus - A parody The Family Circus, the comic strip lampoons the naiveté of UCSC underclassmen fumbling their way through their first year of college.

The Fish Rappies (2004- ) - Annual parody of prestigious national awards. Examples include "Best Bond: Covalent. Worst Bond: Roger Moore", and "Best Bono: Pro Bono, Worst Bono: Bono."

Scavenger Hunt - An annual scavenger hunt that puts the participants in harm's way, in embarrassing situations, or prompts practical jokes. Examples include: "Cut off 5 Livestrong bracelets", "Ghost Ride 'da Whip", "stage a fake public breakup", and "Date a FRL! staff member, extra points per base reached." The prize is usually nominal amounts of both cash and fame.

Previous editors-in-chief[edit]

Fish Rap Live!
  • 2016-Present: Isabella Cook and Maddy Corich
  • 2015-16: Billy Butler and Jeremy Lessnau
  • 2013-15: Skyler Hanrath and Ryan Schreiber
  • 2012-13: Mark Delyani
  • 2010-12: Emmy Ballard and James Shea
  • 2009-10: Erin Schmalfeld
  • 2008-09: Sabrina Vogeley
  • 2007-08: Brian Hickey
  • 2006-07: Janelle Evans
  • 2005-06: Nick Kam
  • 2004-05: Mike Beitiks
  • 2003-04: Adam Ted Jacobson
  • 2002-03: Phil Eichenauer
  • 2001-02: Jason "J. Lo" Louv
  • 2000-01: Andy Lochrie
  • 1999-00: John Hirst
  • 1998-99: Jeff Williams
  • 1997-98: Charlie Padow
  • 1996-97: Michelle Riche
  • 1995-96: Jennifer Maerz
  • 1994-95: Eric F. Lipton
  • 1993-94: Derek Powazek and Robin Krieger
  • 1992-93: Grif Cherry and Nick Cain
  • 1990-92: David Holthouse and Kurt Opsahl
Cowell Fish Rap
  • 1987-88: Richard Thompson
  • 1986-87: Ari Kahan
  • 1985-86: Robert Bielen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "A Reading List: The Best College Humor Publications". Splitsider. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "2002 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients". Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "1999 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients". Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

External links[edit]