Throwback Thursday

1993-Computers, Dinosaurs, Movies, and More

This week took through the variety of computer ads and compare them to today's prices. It is amazing to see how expensive some of the things were in 1993. Also check out the movies that were coming out or were coming to USU Campus. Can you imagine being able to go see...

1972- USU’s First Music Festival

  In 1972, the first World Tiddlywinks Championship was held. Although it was originally meant to be a USU contest, it became a world wide contest when "a Canadian friend and a visitor from Germany expressed their desire to be in the tournament". They also...

1930 Football Prospects

This #ThrowbackThursday takes us to 1930. Check out how different campus was back then! Also, check out the prospects for the 1930 football team. Coach "Smilin' Dick" Romney, said, "If our boys play as well as I think they can we have a chance of winning." The team...

1974- Censoring

  In 1974 if you wanted to dress like a male chauvinist head on over to Keith O'Brien. Click here to see a bigger image.     The editorial article 'Students are adults' received wide-spread attention and angered administration and other leaders. It...

1908- Graduating Class

Take a look at the Class of 1908 at Utah Agricultural College! The student paper Student Life penned these thoughts about what finishing another school year means from a freshman to a senior. Do you feel the same? "To the several classes of students commencement has a...

1996- Dungeons and Dragons

Hey wizards, remember this game? Like or tag someone you know who played Dungeons and Dragons. An estimated 20 million people have played D&D since it was created. The popular fantasy RPG has been around since 1974, but here's a photo of USU students playing the...

1939- “Utah State’s Dream Date”

The first picture is of a contest that was held called "Utah State's Dream Date." In 1939 five "comely Aggie coeds" sought the honor to become "Utah State's Dream Date of 1939." The second picture is of a "Fifty Year Photocade" commemorating milestones and other...

1915- Senior Class

This is the Student Life (now The Utah Statesman) issue that pictured the graduating class of 1915. The entire graduating class was less than 70 people! It’s amazing to see just how much the university has grown!

1909- “A Staff Confession”

The first picture is of an ad that was featured in the Student Life publication (now The Utah Statesman). The second is a picture of an article also featured in Student Life. This article is when the staff of Student Life admitted to feeding 9 months worth of "rustled...

1921- The Blue Bull

This is a special edition of Student Life (now The Utah Statesman) that was actually blue on the front page. This special edition titled “The Blue Bull” featured articles such as “Bloody Duel Fought Over Fair Co-Ed” and “Chairman of Vigilance Committee Abducted”. This...

2004- Student Fee Decrease

In 2004 the fee board recommended a decrease in student fees. That year only two fee increases were approved. One fee that was approved was a $0.25 fee increase for The Utah Statesman. The proposed student fees total was $261.75 for Fall 2004 compared to the $ 535.07...

1958- Clothing Ads

1958's throwback features some clothing ads that were published in Student Life. Women who wore pants were considered to be modern and fashionable because, pants "streamline the figure and take you everywhere in high style". The ad on the left is "Pretty enough to...