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Houstonian hosts open house tonight

Tours, live music, food to celebrate historic date

Associate Editor

Published: Monday, December 2, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 01:12

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The Houstonian Independent Newspaper at Sam Houston State University has had 1,000 students pass through its newsroom since Dec. 3, 1913. The Houstonian will welcome back past staff members as well as current staff, faculty and students on Dec. 3 when they celebrate 100 years of publishing.

The Houstonian will hold an open house to look back on their past 100 years, Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. The Dan Rather Building will be opened up and have events throughout the building.

On the second floor of the DRB there will be food in the conference room as well as a timeline going down the hallway. The timeline will include various newspapers that have been published throughout the years. The newsroom will also be open for people to walk through.

On the first floor, interviews will be taped in Studio B of former Houstonian Alumni. They will be asked about their experience at the Houstonian, their most interesting story that they covered and more.

SHSU’s Channel 7 news team will also be recording Christmas carols to air at a later date.

The Houstonian has had many aspiring journalists walk through their doors including Dan Rather and former CBS producer Jenna Jackson.

Working at the Houstonian has taught these alumni and many more great life lessons.

The Houstonian will continue to grow as journalism evolves and changes. Make sure to celebrate our first 100 years of expanding Tuesday.

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