Heidelberg's student newspaper, The Kilikilik, also known as “The Kil,” reports on campus and area news, sports, and entertainment. Currently, the newspaper is published four times per semester.
Any Heidelberg student may join the Kil staff as a writer, photographer, proofreader, or distributor. Editorial positions may also be available and are filled by the faculty advisor in consultation with the editors in chief.
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.