The Harold (1983) is a comedy publication that features the cartoon "Biff the Atomic Squirrel" at the center of the issue. Campus Curriculum, overdue library fees, food service, and health service are targeted in short news features.

The fourth edition of The Harold starts off by humorously covering the issue of overdue library fees at Andre's Library, including an exaggerated graph and an accompanying mathematical formula. The issue continues by attacking the health and food services on campus by advertising a cancer self-treatment center at Hygenia and by telling the story of the superhero-like figure "Food Service Man." The short newspaper also features fake movie advertisements, satirized class descriptions, a hand-drawn cartoon entitled "Biff the Atomic Squirrel," and a comedic story about a student hospitalized because of a professor's comments on his English paper, an excerpt from the aforementioned paper is also included. The Harold is stylized as a newspaper and employs type-writer-like text and hand-drawn elements like cartoons, graphs, and doodles on white paper. The Harold is edited by Charley Buchwald, Jamie Gleason, Kathy Harper, Karl Henning, Amy Holman, Jenni Macke, Dan McGuire, Jeff Parker, Margaret Poethig, Eric Raynor, and Sally Smith.


Student publications; Satire; Academic libraries; Universities and colleges--Health promotion services; Universities and colleges--Food service

Creation Date

Spring 1983


College of Wooster Special Collections


In Copyright


The College of Wooster


Hygenia, Andrew's Library, Student newspaper, Satire, cancer, food service



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The Herald: The Fourth One