The student newspaper collection at the TWU Archives is a rich and unique source of information about the University.
The earliest archival copy of the TJC Pioneer - Trinity's first student newspaper - was published on October 26th, 1962. This two-page, typewritten publication includes reports on special events, an editorial on standards, a selection of chapel quotes (“Let go and let God”), and a brief announcement regarding mid-term exams.
Over the years the official student paper has addressed many topics, and has gone by several names - including the Salmon River Digest, the Echo, TWU Today, and Mars’ Hill.
In 2012, the University's 50th Anniversary year, TWU Archives staff digitized a fifty-year span of the paper, from 1962 to 2012.* Digitized copies of the paper from 2013 on are provided to the Archives by newspaper staff.
Use the menu at left to navigate the collection chronologically.
The individual PDF files created by archives staff are keyword-searchable. Please note, however, that OCR (optical character recognition) is an imperfect technology; results of keyword searches will not always be completely reliable. The best way to determine whether a particular name or event is mentioned is to read the issue in question in its entirety.
To view current editions of the newspaper, please visit Mars' Hill Online.
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*This project was funded in part through:
The BC History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. For more information click here.
We appreciate their generosity in making this project possible.