Writers in the 1895Â MicrocosmÂ make funÂ of various students in a humorous section titled "Appropriate Gift Books". In this section they "recommend" certain book titles appropriate to each person. Two female students are included in this jesting, a Miss Root, who was recommended to be gifted 'Little Women' and a Miss Horn, who was recommended 'Between Two Loves'. Some of the other book titles given to the male students poke fun at women and relationships.
The graduating class of 1895 included a picture alongside the usual class history page. This picture includes the images of the five women of the class who are Emma V. Harry, Lulu F. Allabach, Elizabeth Root, Amy Fisher, and Margaret A. Line. As class officers, Elizabeth T. Root was the secretary, Lulu F. Allabach was the treasurer and Emma V. Harry was the class poet.
The first mention of a sorority is documented in the 1893 Microcosm amidst the pages of fraternities. All that is stated is the initials A.H.L. as well as their colors, gold and lavender. The members include Mary A. Humrich, Eurania R. Mapes, Margaret A. B. Line, Elizabeth Root, Charlotte B. Gardner, and Margaret S. Maxwell. No further explanation is given about the chapter and it is never mentioned again in any subsequent yearbooks.