Ray Cudahy, editor
Dana Whitman, managing editor
William Horner, features
University of Maine
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Both a humor and literary magazine, The Pine Needle was a University of Maine student-produced periodical that began publication in the fall of 1946, the first post-World War II semester that saw GIs returni to campus.
The Needle reflected an edginess and rebellion not found in previous UMaine student publications. While past student publications relied on euphemisms for alcohol and dating on campus, The Needle overtly sexualized co-eds and discussed the use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol by students who experienced war.
Cover art for this issue is an unsigned ink illustration of three students seated in a lecture hall taking an exam.
Pine Needle Publications; Chamberlain, Clair H.; Rieker, Scoop; McKee, Hank; St. Thomas, Charles E.; Haskell, Rip; Webber, Ike; Patten, Barbie; Zwicker, Kenny; McManus, Elaine; and Cutts, Richard, "The Pine Needle, April 1947" (1947). General University of Maine Publications. 2457.
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