The need for a school publication was felt as early as 1927. Amazingly enough, the idea to have a publication came from high school students, Jose Mijares and Jose Sanchez. These students presented their plan to Fr. Rector Vidal Yraeta, O.S.A. who approved it without much ado.
The USA Publications is the only press corps to win an unprecedented five-peat Gawad Lopez Jaena for excellence in campus journalism for its The Augustinian Mirror magazine during the annual College Press (COPRE) conference and awards organized by the PIA-6.