Today, the Indiana Daily Student celebrates 150 years of printing news. The staffs have covered stories of beginnings and ends, the big and small, the local and national. Here is a collection of some of the defining headlines of the last century and a half.
Feb. 22, 1867
The first issue
From humble beginnings, the Indiana Daily Student - then called the Indiana Student - emerged.
March 23, 1938
Wells takes University helm
The IDS covered the then mustachioed Herman B Wells' induction as Indiana University's eleventh president.
Jan. 21, 1951
I.U. to stage 'Little 500' bicycle race in stadium
The IDS reported IU's plans to play to host an event around which "the greatest college weekend in America" would spring.
March 20, 2000
Herman B Wells dies
The IDS reported on the passing of a legend.
Sept. 11, 2001
IU basketball coach Bob Knight fired
"Students leave trail of destruction from Assembly Hall to Kirkwood" read the subhead.
Sept. 12, 2001
Disaster: World Trade Center Gone
The IDS looked beyond the borders of Bloomington to report the greatest American tragedy of the twenty-first century.
Nov. 9, 2016
It happened: Donald Trump elected president
Donald Trump's campaign made headlines in the IDS. His official election had a wrap-around cover.
Check out the stories celebrating the IDS's 150th year:
IDS celebrates 150 years of news writing
Past editors-in-chief discuss their time at the IDS
Bloomington residents share thoughts about IDS
Art venues reflect on IDS coverage through the years, offer advice for the future