The Vanguard founded in 1946 by Don Carlo, a WWII veteran blinded during his time in the military. The first edition was printed Nov. 15, 1946. Initially called the Vet’s Extended, advisor Vaughn Albertson suggested the name Vanguard as a permanent replacement.
1946The Vanguard founded in 1946 by Don Carlo, a WWII veteran blinded during his time in the military. The first edition was printed Nov. 15, 1946. Initially called the Vet’s Extended, advisor Vaughn Albertson suggested the name Vanguard as a permanent replacement.
1947The Vanguard prints its first edition under its permanent name on Jan. 14, 1947.
1954The Vanguard prints its first photographs.
1965The Vanguard covers the College Bowl, a national quiz show that Portland State College (PSC) won. Team member Michael Smith fought through cystic fibrosis and never misses a match, later dying in 1968. A year later, the state board named the College Center after Smith.
1967The Vanguard runs a photo of Allen Ginsberg nude from just above his groin (see above). This led to a standoff with college president Branford Millar, who withheld the paper from circulation, leading to the Vanguard printing independently for the only time in its history. Millar eventually backed down.
1969Portland State College becomes Portland State University, further legitimizing what will eventually become Oregon’s largest university.
1970A national strike protesting the Vietnam War leads to the injury of 30 students and four police officers in what many still consider to be the most significant protest in university history. Hundreds of students protested and the university was shut down for five days, from May 6 to May 11.
1990The Vanguard, long a twice-weekly publication, becomes a daily newspaper for the first time, printing Tuesday through Friday.
2004The Vanguard starts to print in color on a regular basis for the first time.