Eastern Progress

(Above) The first edition of the Eastern Progress. Read this issue in its entirety here https://encompass.eku.edu/progress_1922-27/1/ .

Eastern’s first newspaper was a rag called The Talisman, but it served more as an advertisement for the university than anything else. Beginning in 1922, the Eastern Progress was born to fulfill the student body’s more news-hungry needs. The original staff was composed of 18 students, including editor-in-chief Lucille Strather. According to a Richmond Register article from the time period, Strather was a fine editor, “even though she is a woman.” For more than 90 years, the Progress has evolved with EKU, and tailored itself to fit the needs of each new generation of students.

Did you know that you can access digitized copies of the Eastern Progress?  Visit our Encompass Digital Archive and browse by clicking here