Did you know?

100 years ago
September 23, 1908

The Tech Barber Shop advertises in the Tartan, boasting “competent workmen who know how to give the finishing touches to the student’s toilet.” It also advertises face massages that will “take away that after-exam headache.” Talk about the life: bombing a test and then having a barber slap you around for it.

50 years ago
September 23, 1958

Carnegie Tech plans to build a 52-unit married-students dwelling. You heard right: There are enough married students in Carnegie Mellon to occupy an entire housing complex. Given today’s loose morals, don’t be too surprised if a building is made exclusively for one-night standers.

25 years ago
September 12, 1984

Carnegie Mellon continues to blaze new trails in technology by computerizing the entire card catalog in the Hunt and Engineering and Science libraries. At times like these, I’m sure students wonder how much better technology can get. In related news, registration for classes can be made by taking your dot matrix printed schedule to Hunt yourself.

10 years ago
September 8, 1998

A Carnegie Mellon study shows that Internet usage causes depression. According to the results, those who spend large amounts of time in chat rooms tend to feel more lonely than those who avoid chat rooms. Really, how can you be depressed when you can download Austin Powers audio files from America Online? You’ve got mail, Baby!

5 years ago
September 8, 2003

An ad in the Tartan boasts of the new “cyber café” in the UC, referring to Skibo. While Skibo is the best spot to grab a late night frozen yogurt or pizza now, back then its hours were much more limited: It closed as early as 10 p.m. every night and didn’t even open until 5 p.m. on weekends.

1 year ago
September 10, 2007

The Crime and Incident Report, usually filled with meaty tidbits about theft and suspicious activity, is nice and easy. Events for the week include a noise complaint in a playground, a fire alarm in Sigma Nu, and a report that a student can’t find some of his boxes from summer storage. I guess students are settling down to their classes before they start making destructive life decisions.