Communication & Media
Communication & Media

Heidelberg's student newspaper, The Kilikilik, also known as “The Kil,” has been informing the campus community since 1894. The unusual name of the paper stems from an official college cheer published the year before the Kil printed its first issue: “Killi-kilick! Rah! Rah! …” However, a more popular explanation for the name is that “Kilikilik” is the sound trains make against the tracks as they pass through Tiffin.

Although the Kil initially had a literary focus, through the years it has evolved into a more traditional newspaper, reporting on campus and area news, sports and entertainment. Currently, the Kil is published four times per semester and is distributed across campus.

Any Heidelberg student may join the Kil staff; the Kil is always in need of additional writers, photographers, proofreaders, and distributors. Editorial positions may also be available; such positions are filled by the faculty advisor in consultation with the editors in chief. In addition, students who wish to write for the Kil for academic credit may take MED 216: Experiential Learning in News Writing.

Students interested in working on the Kil and/or who have questions about MED 216 may contact Julie O'Reilly, Kilikilik advisor.

You can contact the Kil office at x2317


View the past issues of the Kil in the Document Library or visit their website.

Contact Information

Founders Hall
Tiffin, OH 44883

Department Chair:
Robin Heaton


Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our Team

Linda Detwiler
Adjunct Instructor in Communication
Founders Hall
Robin Heaton
Associate Professor of Communication
Founders Hall 114
Robin Heaton
Dan Higgins
Instructor of Communications
Founders Hall 111-B
Dan Higgins
Julie O'Reilly
Professor of Communication and Women's Gender Studies
Founders Hall 109
Julie O'Reilly
Kyle Paxson
Yearbook Advisor