Fish Rap Live!

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Fish Rap Live!
University of California, Santa Cruz
Type triweekly College newspaper
Format Tabloid
Editor Jeremy Lessnau and Billy Butler
Founded 1985, 1990
Headquarters UC Santa Cruz, USA
Circulation 3,000

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


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 [1] and one in 1999 for Illustration Portfolios and Editorial Cartooning. [2]. It also continues to receive recognition and is consistently ranked amongst the top college humor publications in the country. [3]

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!
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

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