After giving the subject their most careful attention, and investigating the merits and faults of such a proposition, the faculty and trustees of this school decided that it was for the good of the school to admit fraternities. This movement was made without the slightest attempt at secrecy and the facts of the case were … Continue reading 1904: Fraternities (re)approved
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.
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, "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.
It is the aim of this paper to publish only such news items as are for the best interests of the institution. Hence we make no mention at this time of the disgraceful affair which occurred on the west campus last evening.The I.S.C. Student, spring 1902 Times have changed. It's worth noting that in the … Continue reading 1902: Good news newspaper
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
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
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
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
"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
An editor was troubled with repeated requests from one subscriber as to the best methods of raising hogs. At last he sent the answer, "Write your parents and find out how they raised you."The I.S.C. Student, fall 1903 This certainly isn't in good form, but often times, an editor really wants to snap at people who … Continue reading 1903: Editor snaps at subscriber
The Bomb, "The I.A.C. Student," 1895 From: The Bomb, 1895 This is The I.A.C. Student staff photo from the 1895 Bomb. I love the clothing. Photographed are: Ella B. Curtis, Iowa Campbell, A. E. Mellinger, Lee Campbell, Edith Foster, Ethel Rundall, Ed Sherman, H.I. Ruthledge, F.J. Lazell, Mabel Owens, C.G. Lee, J.R. Davidson, Edna Meek, … Continue reading From The Bomb: 1895 staff photo
The I.S.C. Student, "Veterinary Building," 30 January 1911 Issue: 30 January 1911 Appropriations for a new facility for the Veterinary Medicine were first requested in 1893 and continued until 1909 when $150,000 was allocated. According to a story in the 11 October 1909 edition, locations considered for the building included the site of Hach Hall, … Continue reading 1911: Sketch of Lagomarcino Hall
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?
An automobile was seen upon our highways last Saturday.The I.S.C. Student, 12 Jun 1900 This short, one-sentence blurb is the first reference to an automobile in the Daily's archive. The roads to and from campus were notorious bad at the time, and the Ford Model T was still eight years away.
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