The University of New Mexico's student newspaper began in 1898 as a monthly paper called The Mirage. It has undergone several name and format changes since then. The Mirage first became a weekly paper in 1902. In January 1904, it became U.N.M. Weekly. In March 1923, it was renamed the New Mexico Lobo. In February 1950, it became The New Mexico Daily Lobo for one year before returning to the New Mexico Lobo. And in 1971 it switched back to the New Mexico Daily Lobo which it has been ever since. LoboVault contains scanned issues from 1899-1985.


Did you know that:

In 1918, the fall semester began in December due to a flu epidemic?

Volume 27 No 21 (1925) was printed as the New Mexico Loco?

Dr. J.F. Zimmerman was appointed university president on January 18th, 1927 after only two years on the faculty as a political science professor and then remained president until his death in 1944?

In the 1940s-50s, Santa Claus was featured in cigarette ads?

The Lobo actually increased production during the Depression, but nearly folded during WW2 due to increased printing costs?

The volume number in the paper has been off by one since 1980?

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