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A Century Later

The Standard has printed through five different university names, two world wars, appearances in the Final Four and Sweet Sixteen, an appearance in the College World Series along with the tenures of countless faculty, staff and students that have passed through this institution. For the past 100 years The Standard has served the Missouri State community by bringing information for students, by students. Today, we commemorate in this special section the work and dedication of those that came before us. It’s this foundation and legacy that defines the course for The Standard as we enter our second century of publication.


Missouri State’s origins reach to teaching roots

Since 1905, when Missouri State University was created, it has had five different names. Some of the name changes have been small, like changing from Southwest Missouri State College to Southwest Missouri State University. Others have been more dramatic, like its first name change from Fourth District Normal School to Southwest Missouri State Teachers College.

  • Lawsuit creates ‘tense’ relationship

    When The Standard received word in 1989 that a basketball player had been allegedly involved in an on-campus rape, then news editor Traci Bauer went over to Safety and Transportation to look for the police report.

  • Archives given new life

    For many years the only way that you could read past editions of The Standard was physically going to the library and looking at them in bound paper editions or on microfilm.


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