Did you know?

100 years ago
February 20, 1907

An article suggested to Carnegie Tech students that they wear overalls on the first of April. The article seemed innocent enough, so I'm sure that a few students were gullible enough to believe it. April Fools!

50 years ago
February 19, 1957

Folk singer Pete Seeger gave an enthusiastic performance at Carnegie Lecture Hall. His repertoire included some wonderful ditties, including, "I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," a song that involves...well, you can figure it out. Seeger not only sang, but also entertained the crowd with horse impressions when the old lady swallowed a horse. Pop Quiz: If the old lady swallowed Pete Seeger, would Pete Seeger impersonate himself?

25 years ago
February 23, 1982

Library hours were announced for spring break week. As is the policy over most break periods, the hours were reduced to 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This meant that Carnegie Mellon students were only able to work during regular business hours if they wanted to use the library. Regular business hours? It must have been a drag to be forced to be less productive during their holiday.

10 years ago
February 24, 1997

Many design students checked out the new exhibit opening at the Carnegie Museum of Art, titled Designing the Modern World. The exhibit celebrated design’s role as a key part of history with over 250 different pieces, smartly separated chronologically, to convey design’s effects over the passage of time. The bright Carnegie Mellon undergraduates were heard exclaiming, “Now that’s some intelligent design!”

5 years ago
February 18, 2002

Big Cereal was exposed. Staffwriter Adam Atkinson longed for the days when cereal boxes contained toys in them. Years ago, he explained, children would rough out any cereal for the glorious prize waiting at the bottom. But now cereal companies play sinister games with their customers, claiming they still have prizes, but requiring lengthy collecting of UPC symbols to attain the goods. Frankly, I'm appalled. This is worse than stealing candy from a baby; at least the baby didn't need to stomach a whole box of Cocoa Krispies.

1 year ago
February 23, 2006

Campus Police responded to an older man who was standing outside Skibo Gymnasium. Police said the man was noticeably talking to himself. They transported him to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Too bad the old fellow they took in for treatment was probably one of our brilliant faculty members on the verge of solving something crucial—Oh well. I guess anybody can do that. No they can't. Yes, they can! Excuse me, I need to go argue with myself about whether that's possible.