Student produced publications were a part of Collegiate’s history from the beginning. The fist Collegiate paper – The Collegiate Chronicle – appeared on June 5, 1919 and was given to the graduation class in a year that lacked a yearbook. It was a high-quality publication that mixed school, city, and social news with stories and poems written by students. The first issue featured a message from school founder and headmistress Helen Baker outlining the purpose of the paper – to chronicle school events, facilitate communication between students, the Head of School, and patrons, establish connections between school and city, and present work of students.
The Chronicle was replaced in succession by The Prism (1920-1922), The Collegiate Chat (1929-1930), The Candle (1935 – early 1940s), The Chatterbox (1945).
The first issue of The Match appeared in March of 1946 as a five-page typed paper.
By 1959, The Match was an award-wining school newspaper with photographs and news from Collegiate’s two campuses. That year, The Match published five issues with one April Fool’s Day “Extra” poking fun at the school. The Match continues in digital form today.
You can view the entire run of The Match for the 1958 – 1959 school year below.