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100 Years Ago
Jan. 18, 1911
The Tartan offered a $10 prize for the lucky contestant who submitted the best new cover design for the paper. Drawings would be judged based on “attractiveness, appropriateness, technique, and suitableness for reproduction.” Are they looking for artwork or trying to find a mate?

50 Years Ago
Jan. 18, 1961
The Carnegie Tech football team lost in the last 45 seconds of the General Electric College Bowl this past Sunday to Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In losing, the Tartans missed out on a $1,500 scholarship. But don’t worry, lads, I’m sure there will be plenty more bowl games in our future.

25 Years Ago
Jan. 14, 1986
The big news this week was that Carnegie Mellon switched phone companies. Woo! Apparently, AT&T just couldn’t provide the clear and clean quality that MCI can as our long-distance service provider. Fun Fact: This was also the year we switched to the 268 phone number prefix, for you trivia buffs.

10 Years Ago
Jan. 22, 2001
Carnegie Mellon installed the wonderful card access system this year, cutting ties with its previous policy of leaving all academic buildings open to the public 24 hours a day. Because, let’s be honest, who out there would ever want to take advantage of that?

5 Years Ago
Jan. 23, 2006
The men’s basketball team got off to a 14–2 start this year, including an upset over Princeton University, who had been on a 27–0 run against Division III teams until they faced the Tartans. Not quite up to the recent UConn women’s basketball team streak, but we’ll take what we can get here.

1 Year Ago
Jan. 18, 2010
An editorial made note of the recent slew of sports scandals that had been tarnishing athletes’ legacies. Well, time to update the article with the wide range of legacy-tarnishing events that have been going on in Brett Favre’s life. Talk about going out on a low note.