Student Newspapers: A Mirror to the World exhibit

Fairfield University Student Newspapers: A Mirror to the World exhibit will run from April 19- June 15 at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library on the main floor.  See front pages and headlines from the first paper The Tentative (published in 1947) through to today.  Experience American history through the pages of our own student newspaper.

Chronology of Fairfield University Student Newspapers

The Mirror (1977-present)

The Fairfield Mirror (or the Mirror) is the official student newspaper of Fairfield University, running from September 22, 1977 to the present.  It is financially and editorially independent of the University, and typically publishes weekly on Wednesday during the academic year with additional issues during commencement and orientation.  Print copies of the current issue of the Mirror are often distributed weekly to designated locations on campus, including the Campus Center, the Library, and the Kelley Center.

To access the website as well as articles from the current issue of the Mirror, please visit The Mirror Online.   To read an online facsimile version of the print newspaper, please visit the E-Mirror.  Back issues of the Mirror from 1977 through 2003 are available on microfiche at the library; please see the Library Catalog for more information.

The University Voice (1970-1977)

The University Voice was the official and more conservative student newspaper that ran from October 1, 1970 through May 11, 1977.  The University Voice is available on microfiche at the library; please see the Library Catalog for more information.

The Fairfield Free Press and Review (1970-1975)

Reported to be the more radical of the two student newspapers published at the time (the University Voice being the other) which ran from September 10, 1970 through April 24, 1975. The Fairfield Free Press and Review is available on microfiche at the library; please see the Library Catalog for more information.

The Stag (1949-1970)

The official student newspaper for Fairfield University during the University’s formative years, the Stag ran from September 23, 1949 through May 6, 1970.  The Stag is available online as part of the Library’s digital collection the DARCroom.  It is also available on microfiche at the library; please see the Library Catalog for more information.

The Fulcrum (1948-1949)

The Fulcrum ran from January 9, 1948 through May 20, 1949.  The Fulcrum is available online as part of the Library’s digital collection the DARCroom.  It is also available on microfiche at the library; please see the Library Catalog for more information.

The Tentative (1947)

The first Fairfield University student newspaper, the Tentative was a mimeographed publication that ran from November 7, 1947 through December 19, 1947.  The Tentative is available online as part of the Library’s digital collection the DARCroom.  It is also available on microfiche at the library; please see the Library Catalog for more information.

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