Jen Johnson Staffwriter

Class of 2009

Articles

  • Did you know?

    100 years ago
    April 3, 1907

    A student by the name of “Gallagher” challenged any worthy competitor to a lemonade-drinking contest. Gallagher’s record, 14 cups in 30 minutes, was rather intimidating. To reign supreme, competitors would have to drink a cup every two minutes. Thankfully, today we have outgrown competitions as childish as drinking contests.

    50 years ago
    April 2, 1957

    Pillbox | April 2, 2007
  • Did you know?

    100 years ago
    March 20, 1907

    Pillbox | March 26, 2007
  • Did you know?

    100 years ago
    March 6, 1907

    The Tartan, as usual, was scattered with random and undecipherable jokes. This week, however, we finally found one that made sense. In one article, a physics professor asks a class which travels faster, heat or cold. To this, a first-year answers, “Heat, because you can always catch a cold.” And you thought that Did You Know was cheesy.

    Pillbox | March 5, 2007
  • Did you know?

    100 years ago
    February 20, 1907

    An article suggested to Carnegie Tech students that they wear overalls on the first of April. The article seemed innocent enough, so I'm sure that a few students were gullible enough to believe it. April Fools!

    50 years ago
    February 19, 1957

    Pillbox | February 26, 2007
  • Did you know?

    100 years ago
    February 13, 1907

    The Tartan was hoping to encourage student participation. An article read, “this paper is not a one-man show, but a student organ.” While it’s likely that the writer meant a musical organ, evidence points to the contrary. In other news from this time, Lindsey McFeeley filed a complaint to police officials about a stolen spleen.

    Pillbox | February 19, 2007