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I took an English newspaper when I was in college.

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wells wells August 30, 2015 August 30, 2015 at 6:00:33 PM UTC link Permalink

This doesn't really make sense.
I think this is supposed to say, "I took a class in reading/writing English-language newspapers"

(I'm basing this guess on the Japanese sentence, which is unclear to me as well. Any natives want to chime in?)

CK CK August 30, 2015, edited August 30, 2015 August 30, 2015 at 10:34:56 PM UTC, edited August 30, 2015 at 10:35:35 PM UTC link Permalink

It's a bit old-fashioned, maybe, but it means "subscribed to."

I've heard older people say it this way, but I'd never say it this way.