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  • Soft-drink tax not the answer to health problems

    Soda giants all over the country just might be in for a shock.

    Forum | April 20, 2009
  • Building excitement for Carnival 2009

    With Move-On behind us and Build Week upon us, the campus is once again gearing up for the biggest party event of the year: Spring Carnival.

    Pillbox | April 13, 2009
  • University admissions should not consider income

    With the economy slowly spiraling into its current downturn, unemployment rates rising, and university endowments across the country in less stable states than in previous years, the fact that colleges are looking more favorably on applicants who can pay their own way shouldn’t be surprising. Sure, we’d all like it if every college or university was need-blind, or if they were willing to take in s...

    Forum | April 6, 2009
  • Spring ideas

    It has once again started out as a very Pittsburgh spring: a few really nice days of warm weather, bringing with it flip flops forsaken since the fall, computer science majors in their Hawaiian shirts, and people spreading out to do work all over the Cut. However, the warm bliss quickly seemed to draw to a close when a few days of cold rain set in, dampening the campus and making the journey from ...

    Pillbox | April 6, 2009
  • College Girl receives an “R”

    Stressed and depressed by classes, social obligations, and relationships? Just wait until you meet Natalie Bloom, Patricia Weitz’s protagonist in her debut novel, College Girl. You’ll be amazed at the myriad ways college life can go horribly, terribly wrong.

    Pillbox | March 30, 2009