The first student newspaper published in the United States is believed to be The Dartmouth, which began as a weekly at Dartmouth College in 1799. In 1878, the Yale News became the first student newspaper to publish daily.
Across the Midwest and Great Plains, student newspapers were slower to become established, in part because the universities themselves were newer. The Purdue Exponent, for instance, didn't begin publication until 1889; the Rocky Mountain Collegian started as a monthly in 1891at Colorado State University; and the Daily O'Collegian was established at what is now Oklahoma State University in 1895.
As at Arkansas, students at many campuses did not start publishing a newspaper until after the turn of the 20th century. The University of Kansas, Missouri University and the University of Texas established student newspapers during the first decade. The University of Oklahoma began a paper in the next decade.
The Dartmouth Online. Accessed January 12, 2004.
YaleDailyNews.com. "About the Daily News", accessed January 12, 2004.
Julius Duscha and Thomas Fischer. The Campus Press: Freedom and Responsibility. (Washington, D.C.: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 1973), 9.
The Purdue Exponent. "History of the Exponent." Accessed on Dec. 21, 2003.
Rocky Mountain Collegian. "A History of the Collegian." Accessed on Dec. 15, 2003.
The Daily O'Collegian. "The Daily O'Collegian History." Accessed on Dec. 15, 2003.