“Published when the spirit moves”, Campus Cat was a publication created by Smith students in 1918. Its contents provided information to the campus about events, activities, and poked fun at the rituals, trials, and stresses of academia and life on the Smith campus. It was a popular publication, provoking many other related publications such as Freshman Eti-Cat [a take-off of the Freshman Handbook] and the Campus Cat-alogue, [a take-off of the course catalogue] among others.
The Campus Cat was written by a group of students whose sarcasm and wit are clearly evident in each issue of the publication. It was a highly coveted publication and to be included in the group of Campus Cat writers was to hold a position of prestige. The publication ceased in 1929. However, in 1949, students brought the Cat back. The Campus Cat was now funded by the college. A quarterly magazine, the issues were published between 1948 and 1952 and written by the same group of students upon whose graduation, the Cat had lived its second out of nine lives.
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