1902 "Student Life" Cover

Special Event


        The first issue of the school newspaper, "Student Life", is published in November 1902.


        Today's "Statesman", and its predecessor "Student Life", has served as the campus voice since November 1902. The earliest issues were published in magazines until 1908 when the editorial board at the time decided to take a more “newsy” approach which also included publishing weekly as opposed to monthly. From 1902 through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, to the present day, students have continuously published a newspaper on the USU campus. Even as Student Life changed names to become the Utah Statesman in 1978, it continued to honor its original creed devoted to the interests of the USU student body.