Early UA Student Publications
Students first published a literary magazine called Arkansas University Magazine in 1893. Edited by Julia Vaulx and 10 associate editors, the magazine offered essays, poetry, occasional papers by professors, editorials and some campus news. The faculty appropriated $200 to help establish the publication in its first year.
In 1895, the name was changed to The Ozark and the magazine was supported by an incorporated stock company. Eight issues were published per school year, which at that time ran from March to December. The editor in 1987, Marcus Lafayette Bell, successfully led an editorial campaign to change the university's name from Arkansas Industrial University to the University of Arkansas. The magazine ceased publication in 1901.
In 1905, Brody Payne revived the magazine for a year under the name, The New Ozark. Payne, who wrote the words to the university's "Alma Mater," graduated, and the magazine again ceased publication. The next year, however, students began publication of a student newspaper, The University Weekly. Edited by J.O. York, its first issue of its first volume hit the halls of Old Main on Oct. 10, 1906.
John Huges Reynolds and David Yancey Thomas. History of the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas, 1910): 331.
Harrison Hale. University of Arkansas: 1871-1948 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Alumni Association, 1948): 236-238.
The University Weekly. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas).