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ND Minute Takes a Field Trip!

Megan Doyle and Sam Stryker | Friday, April 8, 2011

It is an age-old question all readers have wondered at one time or another — where does The Observer come from? We at ND Minute were as intrigued by the question as our readers, and decided to do a little investigative journalism (it is what we do best).

It turns out every day, thousands of baby Observers are born in a sleepy little Indiana town by the name of Milford, about an hour’s drive from campus. Our paper is printed by a company by the name of The Papers, Incorporated.

Our lovely business manager, Deb, decided to arrange a field trip for members of The Observer’s Editorial Board to drive to The Papers to see the newspaper printed. Some of us woke up bright (actually, it was dark) and early, and others of us did not even bother going to sleep.

To leave campus before the crack of dawn, see our finished product literally come hot off the press, and make it back just as the paper was being delivered was a magical experience. In other words, it was yet another series of moments reminding us of why we write for The Observer.