Digital Archives of Student Newspaper Offers Unique Perspective on CSUSM


By Margaret Chantung

Launched on September 4, 1990, just a week after CSUSM opened its doors for the first time as a new university, the first issue of CSUSM’s student newspaper—then known as The Pioneer—was published.

The inaugural issue featured a cover story on the Italian architectural style of the up-and-coming campus, a column by Founding President Bill Stacy and an opinion piece that criticized the media’s use of sensational video editing techniques. Now these stories, and thousands more chronicling 25 years of student reporting, are available in the inaugural project of the University Library’s online archives.

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