Jerry Tabor, editorial board
Russ Meade, editorial board
Sid Folsom, editorial board
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 return 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 openly promoted the sexualization of co-eds and the use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol by students who experienced war.
Cover art for this issue is an unsigned pen-and-ink illustration of a voluptuous young woman dancing joyfully, surrounded by streamers and confetti above the title, "Spring Party Issue."
Pine Needle Publications; Lord, Bob; and Weight, Sash, "The Pine Needle, Spring 1949" (1949). General University of Maine Publications. 2464.
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