Volume 1 Number 6

This was possibly the most successful number of the first year of publication.  Fueled by spite, cold sodas, and an angry mob, the organization set out to Show Them.  Topics were farmed out at a bull session held in the back room of a bar in the back of a bowling alley. Pieces were written... Continue Reading →

Volume 1 Number 5

A noted number.  The first theme issue.  It seemed like a good idea, and draft layout and most of the content was written on Christmas Eve, 1993.  It was a snowy day, and extended into the early evening.  One of the founders drove from Allendale to Grand Haven for a family function after the most... Continue Reading →

Volume 1 Number 4

The end of an era... makes me go all teary just thinking of our lost youth.  We believed so, so much in the purity of our ideals, and the primacy of humor, and our ability to just get along with everybody we met on campus.  Unity, you know. This number was the final issue without... Continue Reading →

Volume 1 Number 3

Despite its better judgment, the funding source agreed to a bit of the old filth in support of some of the new filth.  Having seen only the first and second numbers, it may be reasonable to assume they did not know what they were signing on for.  Nevertheless, they agreed. Certain sophisticated design standards were... Continue Reading →

Volume 1 Number 2

After being taken public, the Harpoon attracted wise assistance from people the founders tended not to listen to very much.  A good way to get listened to was to be obnoxious and loud, take charge-y, and good at something. This number is a mock-up of a more refined style, created to impress upon a board... Continue Reading →

Volume 1 Number 1

Honestly, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  I mean, sure, it was August, group housing was involved, a touch of Tom Sawyer, a healthy dollop of heat exhaustion, and probably some dehydration.  But when the idea presented itself, it seemed natural.  One download from... probably Compuserve... using a 26k modem, and the... Continue Reading →

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