The Lumberjack: 100 Years of News

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The technology has changed (so have the fashions). But the need to get the news out to students and the rest of the campus community? Much the same.
In 1914, a group of students at what was then called Northern Arizona Normal School launched a weekly newspaper at their then 15-year-old institution. The first issue of The Pine, as they called their new publication, appeared that October. In 1946 students voted to rename the weekly The Lumberjack. Together, these papers have helped record and inform student life through the decades. They’ve weighed in on controversies of the day, recorded triumphs and tragedies. They’ve become a valuable archive of the university’s history. And they’ve served as an invaluable training ground for student journalists, many of whom have gone on to illustrious careers in the worlds of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and digital media.
In October 2014, the School of Communication celebrated The Lumberjack’s 100-year legacy with a feast of events, exhibits, and special issues aimed at all those who have joined in a century of communications and media education at Northern Arizona University. The shindig took place over Homecoming Weekend, October 23-25, 2014.