May 2, 2016
The oldest student organization on campus, The Scribe student newspaper, turns 50 this year.
Born in fall 1966, in the first 10 years of the paper’s existence it had 10 different names. It has had almost limitless formats and content.
The first paper was four pages, was created using a typewriter, and a quote from Adlai Stevenson adorned the header: “The free press is the mother of all our liberties.”
In honor of this milestone, Scribe staff members compiled several articles and other fun facets of past editions of the UCCS student newspaper. To identify these, keep an eye out for the frayed edges that signify the articles from our past.
The Scribe wants to extend our sincere thank you to those who have helped make this newspaper what it has been for the last 50 years, the readers that motivate us to be better every day and the fine people that will come after us, continuing the strong tradition of student media at UCCS.
A special thank you must be extended to UCCS archivist Mary Rupp, who showed limitless patience in dealing with our curiosity and requests. If interested, The Scribe office contains archives going back to fall 2005, while any requests further back can be handled by the archives.