• Chris Hondros photograph
    Photograph by Chris Hondros on the August 1, 1990 Technician front page.

Celebrating a Century of Student Journalism at NC State

On February 1, 1920 an eight-person staff launched the first edition of the Technician with the words, “Smoothly, and with never a jerk or splash, but with an unerring, quiet movement, a strange ship casts off and the voyage is begun.” The four-page biweekly reported on a fire in Watauga Hall, a new dissecting laboratory for the Veterinary Department, and the establishment of a Department of Architecture. One hundred years, and thousands of issues and articles later, the Libraries’ Exhibit Program is proud to tell the Technician’s story though materials from our Special Collections Research Center as well as items on loan from dozens of Student Media alumni. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Technician 100 Committee.




Monday, April 6, 2020 to Wednesday, December 16, 2020


D. H. Hill Jr. Library

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Tours available upon request.


Free and open to the public during library hours.