Old Whims

Hurrah! As of February 2013, this collection of archival links has been copied to the RUWhim website. See the new Whim archive page. There are more links on my “Searching the lost archives of Whim” page to find the first 17 years of Whim.


Inspired by a student’s request in January 2010, this is a missing-links page for early years of Radford University’s Whim Internet Magazine. The list and images are mostly from archive.org’s copy of a now-defunct index at the magazine’s old address, kept from 2001 to 2005.

Season 17Spring 2005

Andrew Lent, Executive Director

designed by Jenny Conner

Season 16Fall 2004

Andrew Lent, Executive Director

designed by John Cordiano

Season 15Spring 2004

John Cordiano, Executive Director

designed by John Cordiano

Season 14Fall 2003

John Cordiano, Executive Director

designed by John Cordiano

Season 13Spring 2003

Rachel Pastirik, Executive Director

designed by Rachel Pastirik

Season 12Fall 2002

Rachel (Thomason) Pastirik,
Executive Director

designed by Rachel (Thomason) Pastirik

Season 11Spring 2002

Rachel Thomason, Executive Director

designed by Rachel Thomason

Season 10Fall 2001

Rachel Thomason, Executive Director

designed by Rachel Thomason


Season 09Spring 2001

Rachel Thomason, Executive Director

designed by Rachel Thomason

Season 08Fall 2000

Rachel Thomason, Executive Director

designed by Rachel Thomason

Season 07Spring 2000

Brian Korte, Executive Director

designed by Rachel Thomason

assisted by Jeff Pollard

Season 06Fall 1999

Brian Korte, Executive Director

designed by Michael Sos

 

Season 05Spring 1999

“Woody”

Brian Korte, Executive Director

designed by Michael Sos

Season 04Fall 1998

“Grape Jelly”

Brian Korte, Executive Director

designed by Michael Sos

Season 03Spring 1998

“Getting Medieval”

Greg Norman, Executive Director

designed by Greg Norman and Brian Korte

Season 02Fall 1997

“FrontPage Hell”

Greg Norman, Editor-in-Chief

designed by Microsoft Frontpage

Season 01Spring 1997

“Jukebox Retro”

Greg Norman, Editor-in-Chief

designed by Michael Sos

Note to former Whim staff members and other archive-searchers: If Radford’s own servers no longer have a copy of a page, you may be able to find it at archive.org with some sleuthing. At various times, Radford’s Web server has been addressable as “www.cs.runet.edu” or “www.runet.edu” or “www.radford.edu” — and for some reason archive.org copies of the pages for a given date may show up at one version of the address, but not others. For example, compare the lists of captured pages at these addresses:

The first two include the same final page from 2005, but in other years the page was captured on different dates using different addresses. Since this page is static list, there shouldn’t be much difference between versions, but — moral of the story — if you are searching for story pages, try variations on RU server addresses before giving up.

Original archive editor’s note: “Archived articles and graphics may not coordinate with the original designs and layouts.”

(Side note… or “sighed” note: For six years the intro paragraph of the archive page misspelled the word “separate,” saying archived pages would appear in a “seperate browser window.” Please abandon that tradition! While editing this page in July 2010, I was relieved to see that I’d spelled it correctly the first time, but mistakes do happen to even the best editors.)

5 comments on “Old Whims
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  2. Bob Stepno says:

    Note to Whim editors: Feel free to copy the code behind this page into a page of your own at ruwhim.com

    See comments from past Whim folks

  3. wondermart says:

    I’m so glad you found Seasons 15-17! I have some of Season 17 on a disk but I thought the others were lost forever. I’ve been trying to track down the other Andrew Lent years plus the Cantaloupe years. The Seasons with Andrew at the helm were some of Whim’s best!

  4. Chris Hollomon says:

    Thanks for putting this together! As a founding member of whim I was trying to show someone some work I did years ago. I really appreciate you putting these up and keeping the tradition alive.

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