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Most recent Mars Hill University yearbooks now available

The cover of the 2016 edition of The Laurel

5 editions of The Laurel, the yearbook from Mars Hill University, are now available on DigitalNC. These editions span 2012-2016 and join previously digitized copies of The Laurel dating back to 1917.

Mars Hill University was founded in 1856, and is located in Mars Hill, a town in western North Carolina, 15 miles from Asheville. The University is home to around 1,200 students and offers 7 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The most recent yearbooks document student life and activities, and include photographs of sports, clubs, performances, and events.

Since almost 100 years of The Laurel have been digitized, it’s fun to see the differences from the most recent 2016 edition and the 1917 edition. While the 2016 edition features glossy full-color photographs and shows a much wider range of academic and campus life activities, certain features, such as student portraits and photographs of sports teams, are present in both.

The 2016 Mars Hill girls basketball team

The 1917 Mars Hill girls basketball team

To see the new yearbooks, visit the links below:

To browse both new and old editions of The Laurel, click here. To learn more about Mars Hill University, take a look at their partner page or website.


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