"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
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.
In 1970, on the eve of VEISHEA weekend, thousands of ISU students and staff and local residents marched against the Vietnam War and Kent State massacre.
Orvis Roberts vs. W. M. Beardshear et al.Members of the senior class and many of the alumni can readily recall the situation and feeling of the students at the beginning of the spring term 1891. It will be remembered that in the interests of good will and harmony, President Beardshear, authorized by the board of … Continue reading 1894: Court upholds fraternity ban
Iowa State Student, "In Season," 18 May 1916 IN SEASON"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to–Etc." Issue: 18 May 1916 Men have "etc." on their minds when spring arrives.
Iowa State Student, "Science with Practice," 14 September 1916. Issue: 14 September 1916 This illustration is a silly take on the school's slogan.
Iowa State Student, "Cheer Up, Freshmen," 21 September 2015. Issue: 21 September 1915 It wouldn’t be long before the telephone lines were upgraded and service was much improved, but in fall 1915, it was the point of contempt for many students.
The I.S.C. Student, "By Way of Information," 11 September 1911 BY WAY OF INFORMATIONThe road to Boone from a late photo. "Let the grass grow long and luxuriant on the road to Boone." -Prexy Issue: 11 Sep 1911 I'm not sure what was necessarily being explained in this illustration, but it seems like the college … Continue reading 1911: Road to Boone closed
We are at a loss to know or understand [why] in the world anyone wants to be discharging fire arms about the campus for. It was just the other day that a couple of shots went whizzing over the heads of some students who were walking along through the orchard. Now this shooting is dangerous … Continue reading 1904: Guns on campus
Iowa State Student, "Flowers That Bloom Before Spring," 29 February 1916. Issue: 29 February 1916 One of the longest-running campus debates in the early years of the Iowa State Daily (by 1914 the Iowa State Student) was about smoking on campus. The newspaper was adamantly anti-smoking and occasionally had editorials shaming smokers and requesting people … Continue reading 1916: Smoking on campus debate
"Now this semester I'm going to spend so much time each day on my studies, and…. etc.""Me too."POPULAR FICTION THESE DAYSThe I.S.C. Student, "Popular fiction these days," 14 February 1914 Issue: 14 February 1914 Kicking off a new term in spring 1914 was this illustration about students promising to put their studies first. (Some things … Continue reading 1914: Students swear they’ll study