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100 years ago, Nov. 6, 1907
A Tartan blurb quotes a professor speaking about Andrew Carnegie’s handbook on steel, once a useful tool for students. “In structural work, you will probably use it more than the Bible.” Sorry Jesus, it’s time to build some robots.
50 years ago, Nov. 26, 1957
An ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes promises to give $25 to people who mail in “Sticklers,” riddles with two-word rhyming. An example from the ad: What is an angry eight-year-old? Riled Child.
25 years ago, Nov. 2, 1982
500 students gather on the Cut to protest a 19-percent hike in tuition, causing enough of a stir to attract local news stations WTAE, KDKA, and WPXI. For the rally, the administration stationed a refreshments table outside Warner Hall as a peace offering. The offer was rejected, however, as students promptly ransacked the table, pelting the acting dean of student affairs with cookies while he attempted to address the crowd.
10 years ago, Nov. 3, 1997
Two students are caught trying to make a fake CMU ID in Adobe Photoshop in a cluster, according to a blurb in Crime and Incident. I’ve never heard of anyone trying to make a fake school ID before. Normally people just focus on the real ones.
5 years ago, Nov. 11, 2002
A Tartan article explains the origins of the food trucks on Margaret Morrison Street — then on Tech Street. The trucks date back to 1984, when the Nguyen family opened the Moonlight truck. In the article, one of the Nguyens attributes Moonlight’s success to its large menu, boasting over 100 items. But how do they fit all those items in the truck?
1 year ago, Nov. 6, 2006
Two Carnegie Mellon students sit in jail after trying to break into Heinz Field. Die-hard Steelers fans? Not exactly — they were at the stadium to film the final scene of a music video.