The first page opened with a poem titled "A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Good Advice," followed by an article called "The Menomonees and Pottawatomies Dance: A Story by Lucy Jordan, Stockbridge, a pupil from Wisconsin," that told of an 1882 visit by dancers to her home agency in Keshena, Wisconsin. Page two included an offer of photographs for new Indian Helper subscriptions, an article about how education away from reservations would ‘save the Indians,’ a piece about the "Salem Indian School, Oregon" routine and news that Elaine Goodale was transferred from the Hampton School to Lower Brule Agency, Dakota. Chief Killer (Cheyenne) visited and there was a description of the Carlisle Indian School’s monthly newspaper, The Morning Star.
Page three showed many brief news items that included plans for Christmas, the enrollment of 555 pupils, Etahdleuh’s (Kiowa) role delivering goods, the local newspaper exchange with Indian School papers, an arithmetic word problem, Girls' Literary Society news, distinguished visitors, a new boys’ society called the "Onward and Upward Club," and I.U. Debating Club news. Page four featured a Puzzle Corner, Rebus, and Enigma, and ended with the article titled "A Successful Business Man: How He Gained Success."