The Blowfish

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Coordinates: 42°21′56.39″N 71°15′35.2″W / 42.3656639°N 71.259778°W / 42.3656639; -71.259778

The Blowfish
Type Bi-weekly satirical newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) The Blowfish (a Brandeis student organization)
Editor Abbie Kagan, Dan Tassone
Staff writers Ben Swartz, Gordy Stillman, Elly Kalfus, Audrey Stout, Adam Garbacz
Founded January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27) by David Klasko, Sam Roos, Joshua Louis-Simon, Jon Krisch
Headquarters Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The Blowfish is the satirical newspaper on the Brandeis campus. It began as a supplement in The Hoot, but became an independent newspaper by its second edition on January 27, 2006.[citation needed] The name "The Blowfish" comes from the band Hootie & the Blowfish referencing the newspaper it was originally a part of. It is published about every two weeks while Brandeis is in session. The paper usually consists of four pages but can be up to eight pages for special editions. As The Blowfish is a humor newspaper, it contains completely fictitious articles and "no articles or quotes are truthful by any means".[1]

Regular Sections[edit]

Regular sections of the newspaper include:

  • "Inside This Issue"
  • "Joke of the Week"
  • John Q. Pubic Column
  • Letter from the Ombudsman (Thomas Friedman)
  • "Photo Poll"
  • Weather
  • Horoscopes
  • Crossword Puzzle

Fake Authors[edit]

No real contributor names are used for The Blowfish's articles, as many editors and staff writers contribute to each article. Sometimes the fake authors are political figures and celebrities (such as George W. Bush and Thomas Friedman), but most of the articles' authors are either made-up specifically for the article or recur in many issues.


  1. ^ "Yo, Get this". The Blowfish. August 28, 2008. p. 2. 

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