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100 years ago
Nov. 18, 1908

An advertising war breaks out among laundromats in The Tartan. The Royal Laundry Company promises the “best equipment, and highest grade work.” Eclipse Laundry company offers hand-turned collars. Finally, Liberty Cleaning claims “well pressed is well dressed.” All impressive, but by the looks of The Tartan’s pictures, most students chose turn of the century squalor instead.

50 years ago
Nov. 19, 1958

WRCT holds its annual staff party in the Black Cat Lounge. The party features swimming in the Tech pool, dancing, and refreshments. Also, being that it’s a pool party in 1958, robes will be provided at the door, actual swimming is strictly prohibited, and a swingers’ raffle for wife swapping will be conducted.

25 years ago
Nov. 20, 1983

Army ROTC hosts a trivia contest for students at Carnegie Mellon. Anyone who is not in Army ROTC is allowed to participate. Categories of questions range from history and geography to science and engineering. The team with the most points in the end of the trivia round wins. The team with the least must do 20 push-ups.

10 years ago
Nov. 16, 1998

A section of The Tartan is devoted to procrastination. In several articles, students discuss experiences of slacking off until the last minute. One student counted the number of tiles in his bathroom. Another planned his schedule for the next two years. I’m sure there’s a connection between procrastination and life in the late ’90s, but I guess I’ll write about it next week.

5 years ago
Nov. 17, 2003

The university holds a forum to discuss possible changes to the appearance of the diploma. Changes include the removal of individual schools and additional majors or minors. Students are dismayed at the changes and are resistant to what the school says will be a prettier diploma.

1 year ago
Nov. 19, 2007

Two articles discuss statistics of international study. One states that studying abroad has increased among the student population. Another says that international enrollment is up as well. The message is clear: All across the globe, students think that there’s a better education somewhere else.