"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.
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.
The I.S.C. Student, "A Little Previous, But," 27 November 1911 Issue: 27 November 1911 A member of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA), Iowa State won its first conference title in football in fall 1911. It was a shared title because it was a tie with University of Nebraska-Lincoln (but Iowa State won more … Continue reading 1911: Football conference champs
Iowa State Student, "Missouri Valley Clean Up," 9 May 1914. Issue: 9 May 1914 9 May 1914: Missouri Valley Clean-up Iowa State had a pretty lacking basketball team in 1914 (4-13), but from this illustration that an Iowa State team beat Missouri to become a better team in the conference. At the time, the Cyclones … Continue reading 1914: Victory over Missouri
The I.S.C. Student, "Who will get the banner?," 22 November 1905 Issue: 22 November 1905 Before the Iowa State Normal School (now University of Northern Iowa) became a substantial force in Iowa collegiate athletics, Drake completed the big three, and Iowa was often the best in the state. In this 1905 illustration, the Iowa-Iowa State … Continue reading 1905: Iowa vs. Iowa State
SENATOR KENYON LOST IN GYMSenator Kenyon, his mother, and a friend of his from Des Moines were going through the new gymnasium Wednesday. They wandered about seeing the inside of the magnificent structure until finally they got lost in the big gym and were unable to find their way out. After searching for some time … Continue reading 1913: U.S. senator lost in State Gym
The I.S.C. Student, "Early Cy" 1903. Issue: Fall 1903 (exact date unknown) One of the first illustrations to appear in the Iowa State Daily – then The I.S.C. Student – comes on the heels of a good football team. The team had had a "Cyclone" for about eight years at this time. I can't help … Continue reading 1903: Early Cy?
Athletics for Girls Just at this time when the talk of field meets the ball games are heard on all side, we wish to make a plea for the girls. Hitherto they have been content to stand by and watch their brother students in the field meets, or look on as they make a home … Continue reading 1900: First call for women’s athletics
The I.S.C. Student, "Oh see the new toys!" 19 April 1909. Issue: 19 April 1909 In spring 1909, Iowa State had a new gymnasium (State Gym); a good debate team, oratorical team, and basketball team; a renewed interest in baseball and a well-performing track team; and the first student government was formed. Note that the … Continue reading 1909: New toys for students