Michelle Bova

Class of 2007

Articles

  • Did you know?

    50 Years Ago
    April 17, 1956
    “Teaspoons were at a premium,” wrote The Tartan, as teaspoons were apparently disappearing from campus cafeterias at an alarming rate. The article continued, “This is what used to happen to pepper shakers, too.” So when students realized that no amount of pepper would help the food, they turned to stealing silverware in protest?

    Pillbox | April 17, 2006
  • Custom-made handbags break into Pittsburgh

    It started in a one-bedroom apartment in Boston; now it is on the racks in three cities and numerous homes beyond. It is Ray-Min Shoulderware — not simply handbags, but handcrafted ones made with vintage fabric, and embroidered with care.

    Pillbox | April 10, 2006
  • Did you know?

    50 Years Ago
    April 10, 1956
    The Newman Club, which, if you didn’t know, was and is the Catholic club on campus, held an Easter Orphans Party. The party included fun in the Tech swimming pool. Great, that’s exactly what orphans need — to be sitting on a tile floor, freezing cold, and soaking wet in the middle of a typically tumultuous Pittsburgh April. I bet they really appreciated that.

    Pillbox | April 10, 2006
  • Did you know?

    50 Years Ago
    March 27, 1956

    Carnegie Tech received a computation center! No, it was not in Cyert Hall. The “center” was described as “a huge mathematical processing machine.” Its skills included “adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing almost instantaneously.” Finally, a way to replace my TI-89!

    25 Years Ago
    April 7, 1981

    Pillbox | March 27, 2006
  • Deal with it

    Throbbing pain is starting from your forehead and spreading to your temples. Your vision seems blurry and you can’t focus on your laptop. A tension headache like this one could be caused by many things: inadequate rest, mental stress, hunger, or fatigue. Sound like your Wednesday night?

    Pillbox | March 27, 2006