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Pangs for the memories: one student reminisces
They say the years spent at college are some of the best in life. For me, true happiness cannot be measured with grade point averages, exam scores, or starting salaries. True success is better measured by the quality of your friends, the lessons you learned, and the number of laugh wrinkles you see in the mirror. If the crow?s feet around my eyes are any indication, then, this has been a damn go...Forum | April 25, 2005
RIAA plans to carry out suits
The RIAA is at it again, and this time it?s private. Last week, the Recording Industry Association of America announced its intention to sue 405 file-sharers on the private academic network Internet2. Twenty-five Carnegie Mellon students are included on the hit list. The University has not yet received any subpoenas demanding the identities of those implicated, but this has not stopped a group of ...News | April 18, 2005
Students under fire from RIAA
?Everyone does it ? very few get caught,? said one of up to 40 Carnegie Mellon students who are being targeted by letters of intent to subpoena from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). These students may be forced to face the music and pay thousands of dollars in fines if a subpoena finds its way into their campus mailboxes.
The quoted student, who wishes to remain anonymous for...News | April 11, 2005
Bring secret funding process into the light
The people who dole out the student activities fee have been keeping secrets from you and from the press. The Joint Funding Committee (JFC), the arm of Student Senate charged with the task of distributing your student activities fee for next year, has banned non-JFC students from the meetings on two occasions. Students were not allowed in, not even as silent observers. This exclusion deprived the ...Forum | April 4, 2005
Cuban embargo puts strain on family ties
I lost my most direct link to Cuba nearly a month ago when my grandfather died. We were not close ? I had only met him once. But something bothered me about the event nevertheless.
There was no logical reason I could put my finger on for feeling such strong emotion, for feeling my motivation for doing homework slip away and leaving me little choice but to delve into my photo album and grieve. Ov...Forum | March 28, 2005