Blast From the Past: A Look Inside Our July/August 2003 Issue

September 18, 2015 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

old cover july/august 2003

The first edition of our magazine came out in 1910. With so much history, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our former issues. This week, we’re taking a look inside our issue from July/August 2003.

Like our most recent issue, the cover story from July/August 2003 highlights Penn State’s musical theatre program. That ’03 issue tells the story of 140 high schoolers attempting to make it into Penn State’s musical theatre program, which at the time only accepted only 16 applicants a year. As Cary Libkin, the head of the program, told the parents of those auditioning, “If you have 1600s on your SATs, the University is going to try like hell to get you, but SATs don’t matter in this program.”

This issue also features a eulogy for former GQ editor Art Cooper ’59, who passed away just eight days after he retired from the magazine he ran for 20 years. Additionally, there is a remarkable feature on Norina Bentzel ’81, the principal at North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary School in Red Lion, Pa., who stopped a man from attacking teachers and students with a machete.

If you still have a copy of this issue somewhere, we’d love to see it. Feel free to post it to our Facebook, or send us a picture on Twitter.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

Entry filed under: From the Magazine.

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