‘The Arrow’ to Commemorate Its 100th Anniversary in Upcoming Edition

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 26, 2011ᾰThe Southeast Missouri State University student newspaper, ‘The Arrow,’ will celebrate its 100th anniversary by publishing a special edition of the newspaper, Thursday, Feb. 3.

“For this special edition, we want to focus mostly on the Arrow’s past and where it is headed,” said current ‘Arrow’ editor Dan Fox.

The commemorative edition, which will be four pages longer than regular issues, will be a Southeast blast from the past featuring stories from past editions and previous ‘Arrow’ staff members, a photo page and a special op-ed about the evolution of ‘The Arrow’ through the years. 

“With the semester just beginning, it’s been a challenge getting the edition organizedᾰgetting all our eggs in one basketᾰand trying to research and contact past ‘Arrow’ staff, but the final product will be worth the extra work,” Fox said.

‘The Arrow,’ established in 1911, is one of the oldest college newspapers still in production.  Beginning with a prominent start, Rush Limbaugh Sr., was its second editor.  Fox says he is fortunate to hold a position with such notable predecessors.

“It’s nice to be part of something that has been around for so long, knowing I am contributing to the push it needs to continue even longer,” Fox said. 

Advisor Sam Blackwell agrees. 

“I was the Arrow’s sports editor early in the 1970s.  I am proud to continue the tradition of Wayne Norton and Dr. Roy Keller, two longtime ‘Arrow’ advisers, and proud of the hard work and talent that go into every edition,” he said.