Rip Haskell, editor-in-chief
Ray Cudahy, managing editor
Clair Chamberlain, humor editor
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 returning to campus.
In the late 1940s, The Needle continued emphasizing alcohol and tobacco use as well as the sexualization of co-eds with the addition of lampooning women who were influenced to mimic Hollywood pin-ups, as well as those who rejected men's sexual advances.
This issue features the only cover utilizing a photograph. The shot is of the crowded stands at the football field during Homecoming weekend. The subtitle reads "Homecoming Issue November '47."
Pine Needle Publications; Miller, Jean; Coffin, Judy; Sprague, Dick; Zwicker, Kenneth F.; Stevens, F.; Davis, Oscar; Gridley, Ted; Chamberlain, Clair H.; Whitten, Cliff; and Higgins, Monty, "The Pine Needle, vol. 2, no. 1" (1947). General University of Maine Publications. 2465.
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