The first issue of the “United Statements” was published November 10, 1917, taking the place of the former monthly literary magazine, “The Baylorian.” The title, “United Statements,” had been suggested by senior student Grace Clayton and was chosen through the first-ever campus election. Grace was awarded a five dollar gold piece contributed by Mr. T.E. Sanderford, a supporter of the college who later became an instructor in journalism. Grace presented her prize to her class for relief work for World War I. This college newspaper was produced each week by the students and contained articles on current topics, news items, personal notes and descriptions or announcements of student activities. It was noted that every girl on campus had the privilege and duty to contribute to the college paper, even though the staff included editors or reporters of various fields – local, social, chapel, joke, athletic, Y.W.A., fine arts, Ely-Pepper Hall activities, or the academy. Note: “The Baylorian” became an additional student publication in March, 1921.