The Loyolan and Hannon Library Celebrate 100 Years of Student Journalism

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Front pages from January 12, 2000 (left) and October 27, 1999 (right)

This post was written by Kevin O’Keeffe, Assistant Director of Student Media at LMU, with additional contribution by Molly Box (’22), Centennial Editor of the Los Angeles Loyolan.

What kind of student journalism have generations of Loyola Marymount University students produced on campus? Starting this month at William H. Hannon Library, you’ll be able to read all about it.

As part of the Los Angeles Loyolan’s celebration of its centennial year, the library will feature some of the great journalism, photography, illustrations, and more that LMU’s student newspaper has published across the past 100 years. The exhibit will grow throughout the spring 2022 semester but is starting with a selection of front pages from across the years that are now featured on the first floor of the library.

The exhibit will give students a chance to dip into a history of student journalism that goes all the way back to the 1920s. On Friday, Feb. 9, 1923, the student newspaper at Loyola College published its first issue under the name the Los Angeles Loyolan. Previously known as the Cinder, the introduction of the new title and revamped appearance marked the beginning of a century-long journey for the publication.

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Front page of Loyolan from March 17, 2008.

In addition to the front pages, a banner that hangs in the center of the library stairwell will take you on a journey through the many mastheads and logos that the Loyolan has published under over the past century. Future updates to the exhibit will include samples of coverage across the subject areas of news, opinion, arts, and sports. Additionally, library visitors will see examples of great student photojournalism, illustration, and other work from the annals of the Loyolan.

Keep an eye out at the library for updates to the Loyolan centennial exhibit, and check out more centennial content on the Loyolan’s website. We hope you enjoy stepping back in time through the eyes of the Loyolan.