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San Diego: Student Publications

The San Diego campus has two student publications: an annual and newspaper.

Sandscript, the student newspaper of the San Diego campus, began publication in 1963. Growing from the dittoed Freshman Newsletter, the Sandscript developed into a full-fledged newspaper, though it was published sporadically.

In 1965, for the first-time, costs were partially subsidized by Associated Student funds; the remaining expenses were covered by advertising revenues. Sandscript had 15 volunteer staff members. Operating procedures were kept informal and participation by students and faculty was encouraged. Although the demand for, and production of, the newspaper was bound to increase each year, the staff would adhere to its present goals--to provide an information outlet for the campus and to encourage a climate conducive to discussion of ideas and intellectual growth.

As a result of the enthusiastic efforts of a self-appointed group of 11 of the first freshmen students on the campus, the first edition of the Trident, the student annual, was available in November, 1965. A pictorial history of San Diego's first freshman class was contained in the 120-page book.

During the summer of 1964, prior to the arrival of the first undergraduate class on campus, a number of local students banded together to produce a Freshman Newsletter designed to bring together, via the mail, the future freshman class. The Newsletter contained plans for the coming school year, photographs of the students, their summer activities, and individual interests. It also provided a means for organizing pre-school social gatherings of as many of the students as possible.

Publication Editors


Mark Hinderaker 1964-1965
Mark Hinderaker 1965-1966


Kathy Bower 1965-1966


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