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.