From the Archives & Special Collections: Sugar Donuts

archives_oct1916It’s October 2016. The leaves have changed color and the temperature has dropped. Fire places have been lit and blankets have been bought. October is the month of Homecoming and Halloween; the month of pumpkins and hot cider. But what was October like one hundred years ago? In 1916, the University of Puget Sound was the College of Puget Sound that had a bustling 170 students … “Never in the history of the instruction has there been such a large attendance at any one time.” At around this time, too, athletics were being introduced to the school, football being the main sport. A tradition no longer recognized was the Bean Feed. According to The Trail, “everyone was there” and “the freshmen were well represented and what they liked best was sugar on doughnuts,” so, really, not much has changed.

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By Sierra Scott

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