About Red and White
The Red and White, the students' publication of St. Dunstan's University, began publication in December of 1909 as a forum for students to practice their writing. It was the successor of the Collegium which had ceased publication in 1896. Published in journal format three or four times per year, the Red and White featured essays, poetry, fiction, comment on current world events, anecdotes, campus news, and athletic news. Reports on the activities on the alumni were printed regularly, along with obituaries of Catholic clergy on P.E.I.. Additionally, short
biographies of the year's graduating class appeared in the last issue of each school year. Photographs were printed occasionally in the Red and White from its inception.
At the beginning of the 1960s, the Red and White began to be published in newspaper format on a monthly basis. It featured college news, sports, gossip, and occasional commentary on world
events. Press releases from other university papers were printed, along with news of the various national student organizations.
Towards the end of the decade, the Red and White became increasingly controversial, demanding more student rights on campus. Features on alcoholism, drug abuse, and the failings of the
Canadian university system were printed. During its final year of publication, the Red and White frequently discussed the terms of St. Dunstan's upcoming amalgamation with Prince of Wales College. The paper ceased publication with its 11 April 1969 issue, to be succeeded the following year by the University of Prince Edward Island Cadre.