70 years ago this week, Hy-Vee opened a supermarket in Campustown, just a block from Friley Hall and the first place in Ames with automatic doors.
"On Tuesday of last week, notices were posted to the effect that all persons connected with the college must either be vaccinated or leave the school by Friday, Nov. 15th. This order was issued on account of the outbreak of several smallpox cases in various parts of the campus, making it appear as though there might be a general outbreak of smallpox over the entire college. Consequently on Wednesday morning there was a rush of students to the hospital to be vaccinated."
In spring 1916, the illustrator for the Iowa State Student, drew the 13-part series “Inconsistencies of College Life” about contradictions in dating, academics, and coursework.
1915: One of the better times for the Cyclones facing the Hawkeyes in football.
1916: Using the Jolly Roger image to say "Beat Iowa"
In 1904, students at Iowa State thought the band, an integral part of the athletics experience, should get more funding, so they started a petition.
In 1905, a new rule stated that women couldn’t ride in the Dinkey's main car when VIPs were present.
The I.S.C. Student staff cleverly tells its readers to please pay their subscriptions.
In summer 1998, Cinemark's Movies 12 opened, becoming Ames’ largest movie theater.
In 1949, about a mile west of the Iowa State University campus, the Ranch Drive-In movie theater opened.
In 1996, North Grand Mall added four new stores and a new five-screen movie theater.
The Daily's movie review of Star Wars from 1977 was clear: "Two kinds of people are going to love Star Wars: science fiction enthusiasts and everybody else."
Iowa State Student, "St. Patrick was an engineer, he was, he was!" from 17 Mar 1917 St. Patrick was an engineer, he was, he was!St. Patrick, Consulting Engineer of HeavenAnkle: Union 208Books: Calculus; PhysicsSnake sprayPlansAnnexHeavenArchitect,M. Angelo In 1917, the Student illustrator noted that St. Patrick was an engineer, so St. Patrick’s Day was a holiday … Continue reading 1917: St. Patrick was an engineer
In 1915, two policemen, one is provided by the city and one by the college, were to be on duty in west Ames.
1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames 1 First Arrival 2 Hiding the Epidemic 3 The Quarantine 4 After the Storm, Part 1 5 After the Storm, Part 2 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames series is a look back at the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919 to see how Iowa State and Ames handled … Continue reading 1918 Flu Epidemic in Ames: Hiding the Epidemic
1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames 1 First Arrival 2 Hiding the Epidemic 3 The Quarantine 4 After the Storm, Part 1 5 After the Storm, Part 2 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames series is a look back at the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919 to see how Iowa State and Ames handled … Continue reading 1918 Flu Pandemic in Ames: First Arrival
A happy 130th birthday to the Iowa State Daily! To celebrate the milestone, here is the complete first issue of the publication, dated 7 August 1890. Included are scans of all eight pages and the text to every story.
The front page of the Iowa State Daily from 24 July 1969. The Daily only published on Thursdays during the summer, so coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing was three days after the event. The centerpiece story was a listing of the ISU alumni who were involved in the space race.
104 years ago, Iowa was set to vote on women's suffrage for a second time and on 5 June 1916. the Daily took a stand, telling readers to vote yes.
In 1909, the newspaper staff did a special issue. For one edition, the women on staff wrote, edited, and assembled the paper; the men took the week off. It was the first of many women's editions, which would happen annually for several years.