In 1903, the student journalists requested something be done about the poor unpaved walkways.
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.
"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 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 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.
NEW CHAPTER OF THETA XIEpsilon Sigma of Ames Becomes Mu Chapter of Theta XI. Installed at Purdue University.On Friday evening, April 2nd at Purdue University, ten men representing the local Epsilon Sigma, were initiated into the Theta Xi fraternity, the installation being carried on by Theta chapter at Purdue assisted by representatives from Cornell, Yale, … Continue reading 1909: Theta Xi installed
THE CRAFTSMEN BECOME ACACIASVisiting Delegates From Other States. Install Masonic Fraternity. Roll Consists of Ten Faculty and Twenty Student Members.On the evening of Saturday, March 20th, “The Craftsmen,” who have existed as a local organization for a year and a half were installed at Iowa State College as a chapter of the Acacia fraternity. The … Continue reading 1909: Acacia installed
KAPPA SIGMA GETS CHAPTERLocal Gamma Alpha Organization Becomes a Chapter of the National Kappa [Sigma]. Alumni Present at the InstallationOn Jan. 21 the former Gamma Alpha society was taken into the national fraternity of Kappa Sigma. The Gamma boys were granted [their] charter on the 7th of last December but delayed installation until this term … Continue reading 1909: Kappa Sigma installed
BLACK HAWKS GET CHARTERA New National Fraternity at Ames. Alpha Tau Omega Establishes Iowa Gamma Upsilon ChapterOn Saturday, March seventh, the National Fraternity of Alpha Tau Omega established its Iowa Gamma Upsilon Chapter with the organization heretofore known at the Iowa State College as the “Black Hawks.” The installation ceremonies were carried on by alumni … Continue reading 1908: Alpha Tau Omega installed
A New National Fraternity at AmesThe Noit Avrats, founded in '97 and the oldest on campus, was formally installed Saturday evening as the Alpha Iota chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. The exercises took place at the Noit house at six o'clock, and were followed by a banquet at Adam hall. With Guy Brewer, '97, as … Continue reading 1907: Phi Gamma Delta installed
PI BETA PHI INSTALLATIONIowa Gamma of Pi Beta Phi Reinstated After Absence of Fraternities from I. S. C. for Several Years. Success Due Largely to the Alumni at College.For the first time since 1892 there is a woman’s fraternity at I. S. C. Iowa Gamma of Pi Beta Phi was reinstated at the college February … Continue reading 1906: Pi Beta Phi installed
TRI SERPS BECOME BETA THETA PILocal Fraternity Gives Way to National Chapter. Will be Known as Tau Sigma, of Beta Theta Pi.The end of the Triserps, so far as organization goes, came last week when the rites necessary for changing the well known local into a chapter of Beta Theta Pi took place. Robert M. … Continue reading 1905: Beta Theta Pi installed
SIGMA NU INSTALLATIONAuspicious Begínníng for Fraterníty. Vísiting Team from S. U. I.We are very much pleased to note the successful installation of the new fraternity here at the college last Saturday night. It marks a new period in our growth. Another stage of transition from [dormitory] to club life. May the new club have less … Continue reading 1904: Sigma Nu installed
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
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
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
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