2018 Thistles and Thorns: a semester in review

At the close of every year, The Tartan reassesses the year’s events. We present here a list of the people and happenings that are worthy of recognition....

Gun dialogue beyond good guys with guns

In 2012, National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, in light of the Sandy Hook school shooting, “the only way to...

Anti-science: a global threat

This year’s California wildfire season has been one of the most destructive ever, with nearly 1.7 million acres of land burned. To make matters worse,...

We need, but don't deserve, democracy

As the year approaches an end, I went down a rabbit hole. I tried to psychoanalyze the trend of far-right, authoritarian leaders being elected or allowed...

Letter to the Editor: A response to "Anti-science: a global threat"

On Dec. 2 Frank Hu published "Anti-science: a global threat," where he proposed debating climate change skeptics- ostensibly to convert them....

Death of American missionary sparks controversy

The death of John Chau, an American self-styled missionary, at the hands of the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman Islands has shone a spotlight on one...

Letter to the Editor: Humanities at CMU are healthy, and will grow

In a thoughtful and well-written column, Dietrich College student Emma Flickinger argues that we only seem to celebrate the humanities when they are connected...

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