The Skyline

Skyline newspaper header

W hen Horace W. Morelock, the third President of Sul Ross, took office in June of 1923, he discussed the establishment of a school newspaper with Rose Sharp Brewer.

Skyline staff picture taken from the Brand - 1927

The Brand 1924 Archives of the Big Bend, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas

She proposed the name Skyline while someone else suggested The Rossonian, a name that was then being used to identify students of Sul Ross. On July 23, 1923 the name Skyline was overwhelming selected by a vote of the student body. Ms. Brewer was designated the faculty sponsor and the first issue, Volume 1, Number 1 was printed on August 20, 1923.   The Sul Ross Skyline not only kept students up to date with campus, local and national news, it became a powerful promotional tool in recruiting students to Sul Ross. In the spring of each year it was mailed to all ex-students and to upcoming graduates from area high schools as well as to influential individuals during Dr. Morelock’s tenure. The Skyline continues the tradition founded over eighty years ago providing information to students, faculty, staff and visitors to Sul Ross State University.