Greg Hanneman Senior Staffwriter

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  • Did You Know?

    100 YEARS AGO -- Sept. 28, 1911

    The sophomore class defeated the first-years in the annual “class contest.” Events included wrestling matches, a relay race, tug-of-war, an “Indian ball event,” and a “push ball contest.” Just try explaining the events at House Wars in another 100 years.

    50 YEARS AGO -- Sept. 20, 1961

    Pillbox | August 29, 2011
  • SciTech Briefs

    Perseid meteor shower reaches annual peak

    SciTech | August 21, 2011
  • Did You Know?

    100 YEARS AGO -- April 26, 1911

    Andrew Carnegie himself is to be greeted in Pittsburgh this week with a reception in his honor. In its proposed program for the event, The Tartan indicates that the “Locomotive Spelling Cheer” will be given at 8:30 p.m., followed by the student audience singing at 8:35 p.m. That train of thought may be missing its caboose.

    50 YEARS AGO -- April 26, 1961

    Pillbox | April 25, 2011
  • Did You Know?

    100 YEARS AGO -- April 19, 1911

    The Tartan, waiting for office space in the “projected new administration building” (now Baker Hall), announces it will be headquartered in the Applied Science School’s committee room. The editors thank a Mr. Orbin for furnishing the room with a desk for the paper’s editorial board. Such luxury!

    50 YEARS AGO -- April 19, 1961

    Pillbox | April 18, 2011
  • Did You Know?

    100 YEARS AGO

    April 19, 1911

    Three Tech students appear in this week’s Tartan for having taken a 200-mile car trip from Pittsburgh to Lock Haven, Pa. The article calls the travel time of 22 hours and 40 minutes “remarkably good.” At one point, the car, stuck in mud up to its hubcaps, had to be coaxed free by tearing down a nearby fence to put underneath it.

    50 YEARS AGO

    Pillbox | April 11, 2011

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