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100 years ago: Nov. 21, 1912
A Carnegie Tech alumnus is slated to send an article from Haiti to The Tartan for publishing. The Tartan urges students to follow his example by submitting articles after graduation about traveling, technology, or any other particularly interesting news from the lives of graduates after they leave Carnegie Tech.

50 years ago: Nov. 14, 1962
A series of editorial pieces about the school’s Alma Mater causes much debate among students. Initially, changing the Alma Mater was suggested to build more school spirit. Others argue that changing the Alma Mater will just confuse and dishearten the few students who actually know the words to the song.

25 years ago: Nov. 3, 1987
A “Quality of Life” report about Carnegie Mellon shows that students are extremely academically focused within majors, but disengaged from the overall campus community. Infographics display student discontent with the advertisement of events and lack of places to socialize on campus.

10 years ago: Nov. 4, 2002
In honor of Gay Pride Month, many students share the struggle of coming out to their parents. Parental responses like “I’d love you even if you were a Republican” are humorous on the surface, but many students are disappointed by the lack of caring they felt their parents offered when they found the courage to come out.

5 years ago: Nov. 5, 2007
The Scottish terrier is set to make its official debut as the Carnegie Mellon mascot. The mascot first appeared unofficially in the mid-1930s, and the university finally decided to adopt it and release a graphic for university apparel. Students also anticipate the introduction of a “Scottie dog” at games and events.

1 year ago: Oct. 31, 2011
A group of four teams unveils new lighting designs for the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge in honor of Cèilidh weekend. The designs were created in a new course about interactive expression that brought together professors from the School of Drama and the School of Computer Science.