Monday, January 31, 2011

The Arrow to celebrate 100th anniversary

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Missouri State University’s student newspaper, The Arrow, will celebrate its 100thanniversary tomorrow.
The Arrow published its first issue on February 1, 1911, after students voiced their need to have a campus paper during an assembly led by Clyde Harbison, who would become the first editor. 
The Arrow has always been run by students, something current editor Dan Fox believes is vital. 
"I think having a student perspective on news, national or local is incredibly important," Fox says. "The fact that we are not beholden to any department besides ourselves I think is important."
The Arrow has a long tradition of covering not only campus and world news, but also being a forum for students to discuss their concerns about the university.
In the early 1940’s, editor Charles Black used The Arrow to help create a more efficient student government and even called for the word “Teacher’s” to be dropped from the school name. The name change was supported by the Board of Regents and later signed by the governor of Missouri.
Over the years the paper has won numerous awards on both state and national levels.
The anniversary issue will be available on Thursday with a four page special edition to commemorate the achievement.
Matt Caldwell, KRCU


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