The Daily's story recapping the 1988 VEISHEA riot that started after police shut down a house part on Welch Avenue.
During VEISHEA1985, the crowd around the greek celebration known as Ash Bash got out of control, burning cars and assaulting law enforcement,
As classes wrapped in 1917, the thoughts of war were on everyone’s mind.
The I.S.C. Student, "And It's Going to Drop Soon" from 23 Jan 1917 “And it’s going to drop soon”On knife: “Exams” Even a century ago, students dreaded finals.
A Narrow Escape The Harry Cole house was the scene of no little excitement on Monday morning last, when the occupants of the house were startled by the report of a revolver. Upon investigation it was found that Mr. Bonebright who occupies a third floor room had been cleaning a 44 caliber revolver and in … Continue reading 1905: Gunshot in a boarding house
The I.S.C. Student, "That Letter Home" from 2 Oct 1905 Before telephones, students were reminded to write letters to family back home.
Santa Claus wants you to support the Red Cross
104 years ago at 5 a.m. central time, World War I came to an end. Overnight, the draft ceased, holidays were declared, and celebrations were had across the United States. Here are the front pages of some central Iowa newspapers: The Des Moines Register: "The War Is Over"Ames Evening Times: "Right Has Conquered Might!"Ames Tri-Weekly … Continue reading 1918: WWI ends — front pages of Ames, Des Moines newspapers
The I.S.C. Student, "Story County Fair" from 26 Oct 1908 Story County Fair, Oct. 31I. “Quarter please“II. StuntsIII. Witches CampfireWe Won’t Go Home til MorningPieEveryone Come. We Want YouCave of the Winds The Story County Fair took place in the fall and the celebration was coming to the Iowa State campus in 1908 with an … Continue reading 1908: Story County Fair/Halloween celebration
In 1909, the newspaper makes the case for starting a college orchestra.
Following the death of a student, Iowa State made the typhoid fever vaccination available to any student who wanted it.
In 1918, a handful of smallpox cases on campus prompted the administrators to (once again) require everyone be vaccinated.
An illustration from 1914 about the results of a couple once vaccinated.
"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.
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.
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
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