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100 years ago: Nov. 14, 1912
The new Camera Club is on the lookout for new members on both the faculty and staff. The fairly unstructured club will focus on sharing innovations, techniques, and other information about the field among members. The school already has dark rooms, so the club hopes to utilize these spaces to develop prints and larger projects.

50 years ago: Nov. 7, 1962
The cross country team finishes the season undefeated for the first time in three years. Team captain Mike Campbell finishes the last race in first place at Schenley Park. Since only one member will be graduating, the team is confident about the next season. Campbell is excited to finish his senior year undefeated.

25 years ago: Oct. 27, 1987
A string of odd criminal behavior takes up an entire page of news. Thieves climbed into a Mudge House bedroom window to steal a television. Expensive audio equipment went missing from dormitories and campus buildings. Most bizarre of all, a runner was spotted in Schenley Park wearing only a dress shirt and sport coat.

10 years ago: Oct. 28, 2002
After three years and 65 columns, “Sean says his heart is no longer in the work.” This headline marks the departure of a weekly editorial writer. Sean explains that his readers take his opinions out of context, citing the time he wrote about the legalization of marijuana and received four phone calls that week asking for pot.

5 years ago: Oct. 29, 2007
The floors of Hunt Library are ranked from best to worst. In first place is the fourth floor, offering “the quietness of the third floor without the stuffiness,” and toted as the prettiest floor in the building. The second floor takes last place because of the noisy groups and lack of outlets.

1 year ago: Oct. 24, 2011
Five Alumni Achievement Awards are announced during Cèilidh Weekend. The winners are all male and include two art majors, two Tepper graduates, and an electrical and computer engineering major with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.