This is a photograph of the freshman class of 1921. During World War I, male attendance dropped dramatically, and there were only four men in attendance in 1917-1918. High school seniors and college sophomores who enlisted in the army were given credit toward graduation for their services. The students, faculty, and staff were strong supporters of the war effort. In April 1917, The Board of Trustees voted in favor of establishing military drills on the campus, and two hundred dummy or wooden rifles were purchased. Later, obsolete army rifles and target rifles were made available. By 1921, student enrollment had returned to normal levels.