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100 years ago: Jan. 9, 1913
The Tartan runs a 12-question “sample entrance examination” titled “How to get into College” taken from the University of Wisconsin Daily Cardinal. The examination include 11 sports questions, like, “Draw a baseball diamond and name the nine positions.” The last question is, “Who discovered America?”

50 years ago: Jan. 16, 1963
The Panhellenic Council urges women to come out to the Meet the Sororities Open House. According to rush statistics from the fall, one-fifth of the women were dropped from recruitment because their GPAs were too low. The council reminds women that the minimum sorority GPA at Carnegie Mellon is 1.75.

25 years ago: Jan. 26, 1988
A man from Crafton, Pa., stole a printer at 2:40 a.m. without the employee on duty noticing. The man was later found out because of a careless mistake; he called Computer Services to ask how to clear a very specific error on the printer. The police were able to trace the call to find the printer and arrest the thief.

10 years ago: Jan. 27, 2003
The Tartan offers insight on inventive ways students make money. A self-proclaimed “gerbil babysitter” works as a research assistant in the psychology lab keeping gerbils healthy, clean, and well fed. The final interview comes from an anonymous middleman who serves as the go-between for students buying fake IDs on campus.

5 years ago: Jan. 28, 2008
An author argues that games like Never Have I Ever urge us to not just talk about our sexual experiences, but brag about them too. She urges students to make sure the sexual decisions being made are for love (or at least lust) and not just for attention or perceived social status.

1 year ago: Jan. 30, 2012
A Forum article claims that websites like Twitter and Facebook have a moral obligation to monitor serious content for truth value after tragic events, in light of the fact that the death of former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno went viral on Twitter before he actually died.