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Student Publications Across the Years

Publications are integral to spreading news, information, opinions, and art among students. Consequently, student publications are critical to understanding campus climate and culture. The University Archives holds decades of published material featuring student work. Below are pictures and excerpts of student publishing groups, some of which have since been disbanded and others of which still exist.

Palette Scrapings, Vol. II, June 1883, No. 4 pg 1. Image is a pencil sketch of a young boy in a hat and jacket with his hands in his pockets and something held between his body and right arm.
Palette Scrapings, Vol. II, June 1883, No. 4 pg 1
Palette Scrapings, Vol I, Jan 1882, No. 1 pg 13. Page displays text with a sketching of a sketching on an easel showing flowers.
Palette Scrapings, Vol I, Jan 1882, No. 1 pg 13
Freelance Political Magazine 1963 cover depicts artwork of a knight with a lance on a horse. The art is comical.
Freelance Political Magazine, 1963
Reflections 1952 cover with abstract artwork depicted.
Reflections Literary Magazine, 1952
Reflections 1968 cover depicting stamp-work art of a tree branch and the moon.
Reflections Literary Magazine, 1968
The Grouch 1964 cover with stylized font for article titles such as "BEAR'S DEN OPENED" and "'A Raisin in the Sun' to be Shown Next Week."
The Grouch, Residential Magazine, 1964
The Black Collegian 22 November 1968 cover showing line art of a Black man speaking.
The Black Collegian, 1968 November 22
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Spires Literary Magazine 2001 Fall
Cover art for a 2012 issue of Political Review showing exit signs for a two-lane road. The lanes are designated with a blue donkey on the left with an exit sign above reading "A Nation" and a red elephant on the right with an exit sign above reading "Divided."
Washington University Political Review, 2012
Cover art for a 2012 issue of Political Review showing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as Olympic track racers with Obama pulling ahead of Romney.
Washington University Political Review, 2012
Fall 2012 cover of Issues Magazine depicting spray paint artwork of numerous eyes in varying sizes.
Issues Magazine 2012 Fall
Cover of the first issue of Eleven Magazine featuring a bust of Kevin Michael.
Eleven Magazine, Washington University’s Music Magazine (issue 1)

These publications and many others by Washington University students are available at Special Collections. See these inventories for more information.

PublicationsStudent Groups, 1880; 1912 – 2011

PublicationsStudent Life, 1878 – ongoing