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100 years ago: Feb. 29, 1912
A Letter to the Editor suggests that the difficulty of developing school spirit stems from a combination of badly timed sports events and late night classes. Academics always come first at Carnegie Mellon, so having classes that overlap with sporting events only makes school spirit all the more difficult to obtain.

50 years ago: March 14, 1962
A news writer outlines two summer programs marketed toward students interested in having a summer of fun. One program at the University of Mexico boasts unusual courses and weekend trips around the country. The program at the University of Hawaii includes sightseeing, dances, dinner cruises, and beach parties.

25 years ago: March 10, 1987
An in-depth narration follows a tough defeat in the final game of Tartan ice hockey for the season. The game was lost to local rival, Duquesne University, by a close margin, as were many others that season. Despite the loss, both coach and players are optimistic about the upcoming season.

10 years ago: March 4, 2002
A typical Pittsburgh winter is sure to bring feelings of gloom to most students due to a combination of crummy weather and hard work. The scientific name is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and it brings symptoms of lethargy and irritability similar to severe depression. Luckily for students, this past winter was fairly mild.

5 years ago: March 5, 2007
The Tartan presents a never-ending dilemma for college students: to remain friends with benefits or to cut things off once and for all. While the physical temptation is tough to suppress, the advice columnist suggests staying away from such a sticky situation.

1 year ago: Feb. 28, 2011
As midterms continue, students seek ways to stay awake as long as possible. A favorite among students is immense caffeine consumption in the form of coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks. A SciTech author explores caffeine’s side effects and compares students’ dependence on it to heroin addiction.