Did You Know?

100 years ago: Feb. 1, 1912
In Carnegie Tech intramural basketball news, the Allamazoos defeat the Squeedunks 23–6. Their uniforms are described as “elaborate costumes,” including knee socks in a variety of colors and patterns. The victorious Squeedunks wore large blue bows on their heads.

50 years ago: Feb. 14, 1962
Alpha Phi Omega initiates a new system for helping students reclaim lost items. The information desk at Skibo Gym is the new location for all things lost and found on and around campus. Among the mountain of scarves, purses, and gloves, there is also a window drape which needs to be claimed.

25 years ago: Feb. 3, 1987
Taylor Mason, a visiting comedian, puts on a well-received show for Carnegie Mellon students. In his own words, “It’s nice to do a show where the SATs are over 400.” His jokes are tailored to the high-brow humor Carnegie Mellon students are sure to appreciate, although he does take a stab at the University of Pittsburgh.

10 years ago: Feb. 4, 2002
We all know Carnegie Mellon's infamous reputation for being a place where students never sleep, and a SciTech article addresses one way students achieve these ridiculous hours without dozing off: caffeine. The article urges students to beware of the effects of excess caffeine intake on the body, including migraines, vomiting, and tremors.

5 years ago: Feb. 5, 2007
A dedicated group of students gathers to meet with a task force, started in 2005, to discuss the necessity of having an official mascot for the school. While the Scottish terrier that adorns a variety of Tartan paraphernalia is nice, students want an official mascot at sporting events in order to welcome more fans to the games.

1 year ago: Jan. 31, 2011
In honor of the upcoming Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, The Tartan asks students about their favorite uses of this special packaging tool. Answers range from the unexpected, like wrapping up in it and rolling down hills, to the mysterious, like popping it with the mind. Some students even claim to use it to wake up fellow students.