The Simpsonian celebrates 150 years during Simpson College’s Homecoming Week

A copy of the first edition of The Simpsonian published on Oct. 1, 1870. Special to The Simpsonian.

Simpson College’s Student Media organization is hosting a “birthday party” in celebration of the 150-year landmark of The Simpsonian, Simpson’s student-run newspaper.

The party will be held on Friday, Oct 22 from 7-9 p.m. in Hubbell Hall, located upstairs in Kent Campus Center. Attendees will include the current Simpsonian editorial staff and staff reporters, Simpson Department of Multimedia Communications faculty members and Student Media alumna from every decade dating back to 1969.

Attendees will be introduced by decade, and current and former staff members will be encouraged to share stories about their experiences working for The Simpsonian during their careers at Simpson.

There will be a slideshow of old/prominent previous publications and photos of former staff going back to the early 1900’s, as well old issues and other Simpsonian and memorabilia scattered around the venue for attendees to view.

Brian Steffen, Department Chair of Multimedia Communication at Simpson, is looking forward to catching up with former staff members at the event.

“I will be seeing a lot of people I haven’t seen in 20 or 30 years,” Steffen said. “Working at The Simpsonian, although I’m not the advisor anymore, has always been one of biggest joys of my career here. It will be good to have everyone back together.”

Read more about the current Simpsonian staff’s coverage of this milestone in the links below:

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