There's a lot to learn about college and Durham in general but don't fear, if its important its on this page, handily organised into categories. Any current student can add to or update this information so that everyone can benefit from each others' experiences.
HB Sauce is the Hild Bede Newsletter. ‘Palatinate’ is the university student paper and is published fortnightly; it is available from the Union. If you want to read national newspapers copies of all the major papers can be found in the West Common Room and the College Library.