The Observer began at the School of General Studies, GS, over 60 years ago. Back then, the school was created for the excess of demobilizing servicemen who were eager to get on with their lives after serving in the military. Some went to Europe, some went to the Pacific, all ended up at a newly created school for non-traditional students. GSers were different, older, more experienced. That first class was filled with men who dreamed of the best this country had to offer, after seeing the worst this world had given.