Did ya know?

Did ya know?

50 Years Ago

September 27, 1955

The radio station WRCT started a revised broadcast schedule "designed to keep both Tech's 'midnight oilers' and 'afternoon drowsers' company," The Tartan reported. They also started a number of features, such as "novelty music programs." WRCT said they were looking for eager "spinners" to join up with the station, and was surprised when protests among the "afternoon oilers" and the "mid-morning drowsers" began ? these students felt disenfranchised by the program. Personally, I only oil in the evening; midnight is out of the question.

25 Years Ago

September 23, 1980

The Tartan reported on a female student from Baylor University who was asked not to attend her graduation ceremony because she had posed for [ITAL]Playboy[ITAL]. Subsequent editorials about the incident published in Baylor's newspaper caused uproar, and action was taken against some of Baylor's newspaper staff. From what I understand the issue was hotly debated, and had important implications for the right to free speech. But most of all it had importance for those who still believe in the power of a barely legal pin-up.

10 Years Ago

September 25, 1995

The Tartan announced the popularity of new sports groups on campus. Mainly, the article focused on the Explorers Club, which had just started up. "The general consensus is that the typical CMU student is a meek book-worm, hooked to his or her computer. Judging from student participation in adventure sports, looks can be deceiving." What The Tartan didn't realize was that those students thought "adventure sports" meant day-long escapades playing Final Fantasy [insert better RPG here]. No, kids, the Explorers Club does not explore the "Kingdom o' Dragons." It has nothing to do with World of Warcraft.

5 Years Ago

September 25, 2000

In national news, The Tartan followed the story of a four-year-old boy who was injured when he was pinned beneath a car on a ride at Disneyland. The ride he was injured on was called the "Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin Ride." I know this makes me a bad person, but I keep picturing a small child being held over a vat of "The Dip." And I don't mean that song by Freak Nasty.

1 Year Ago

September 27, 2004

The Tartan made a boo boo. A very large boo boo. They printed the paper, but one page had an older version sent to the printer from before it had ever gone through the final stage of proofreading: the stage where we add (cough) real headlines. As a result, one headline read, "Dude with a strange name, Mumia..." and captions read "caption me z." We're still trying to figure out what that means.