is a student newspaper
funded by the Adelaide University Union
and advertising revenue which is published fortnightly during semester time. Founded in 1932, it is the third oldest student newspaper in Australia
along with Semper Floreat
(which was first published in the same year as On Dit. The paper replaced its precursor the Varsity Ragge
which ran from 1928 to 1931 when it ended because of what On Dit
described in its first edition as 'student apathy'. The Varsity Ragge
returned in 1934 for a single edition as a rival to On Dit.
s title is French
and has a number of different translations. These include "so I hear", "what the people are saying", "rumour", "one says", "they say", "we say", "people say", and "hearsay". Contrary to popular belief, the title is pronounced 'On Dee' rather than phonetically.
The newspaper began as a two-page broadsheet but within a few years quickly grew to four pages. The first editors were C.R. Badger... Read More