The student newspaper inevitably absorbs pieces of pop culture, politics and people in its pages. Here are some pieces of history that the editors at the time threw in, probably without a thought as to how people in the future would be looking back and seeing them.

1. This advertisement for the original ‘True Grit.’

2. This Ralph Nader speech announcement.

3. This article wherein Steve Prefontaine is a sophomore.

4. This stylin’ member of student government from the ’70s.

5. This ‘ask the sexpert’ answer assuring readers masturbation won’t make you blind.

6. When the university changed the multicultural requirement.

7. When Letterman switched from NBC to CBS.

8. This Macintosh ad from the 1990s.

9. This weirdly prophetic ‘man on the street’ question from 1993.

10. This review of a Phish concert from the ’90s.

11. This Doonesbury during its original run.

12. …And this Calvin and Hobbes during its original run.

13. This virginity ad from 2000.

14. This analysis of Bush and Gore’s debates in 2000.

 

 


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