The Real John Dudley
This creative (and hungry) student uses a primitive toaster oven to cook a steak in what looks like a fraternity house. Judging from the condiments, the open can, and the electric cooking eye in the background, cooking in the residence halls during the late 1960s was a common occurrence.

This creative (and hungry) student uses a primitive toaster oven to cook a steak in what looks like a fraternity house. Judging from the condiments, the open can, and the electric cooking eye in the background, cooking in the residence halls during the late 1960s was a common occurrence.

Freshmen in 1969 were still forced to wear beanies.

Freshmen in 1969 were still forced to wear beanies.

Student leaders posing on the front steps of Winston Hall for their photograph for the Kaleidoscope, the annual yearbook.

Student leaders posing on the front steps of Winston Hall for their photograph for the Kaleidoscope, the annual yearbook.

Dr. Saranna Thornton takes her class outside to enjoy a beautiful day on campus.

Dr. Saranna Thornton takes her class outside to enjoy a beautiful day on campus.

Cushing Hall, one of the oldest four-story dormitories in the country, from the air.

Cushing Hall, one of the oldest four-story dormitories in the country, from the air.

The Winston Hall fire of the early-1940s. At the time, the building was being used as the College’s library. Since then it has been the dining hall and the Fine Arts building. The burned-out building was not repaired for many years as the College (and the rest of the country) recovered from World War II. Francis Bailey ’43 says he was a member of the volunteer fire department at the time but missed the whole thing because he slept through the alarm.

A close-up shot of Hampden-Sydney College’s official banner and shield.

A close-up shot of Hampden-Sydney College’s official banner and shield.

A fire in a residence hall severely burned a student as he desperately searched the building for his missing friend. Now, the Hampden-Sydney College community has come together to help the two friends as they recover from the event. It’s a wonderful, though unfortunate, illustration the kind of young men who come to Hampden-Sydney.

Finally, a snow.

Finally, a snow.