Catherine Taipe

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  • Chick-fund-Raising

    On Wednesday afternoon, Emmett Donlon, a junior at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Fine Arts, stood alone on the Cut next to the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. He was protesting the fraternity’s means of fundraising: selling chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A.

    Forum | November 11, 2019
  • CMU experience falls short for minority students

    Disclaimer: All participants have requested that their names be changed to ensure confidentiality.

    Forum | November 4, 2019
  • Voluntourism at Carnegie Mellon

    At the start of each semester, in addition to the usual volunteering, multicultural, or academic clubs at The Fair, there are also philanthropic groups with the aim of sending students around the world on alternative spring break trips. Instead of students going home or vacationing with friends for a week, these groups ensure that they spend time in contributing to the greater good. There are mult...

    Forum | September 23, 2019
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg reframes liberalism

    With the never-ending list of Democratic presidential candidates for the upcoming 2020 election, it is almost too easy to lose track of who’s who and what they believe in. I have found my Twitter feed drowning in news about Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker, all candidates who have made quite the name for themselves. Despite my refusal to endorse any c...

    Forum | April 1, 2019
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Diamond Woman in A Rhinestone World

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC, is taking the nation by storm. From taking a stand on the broken system to making the complexities of American politics more accessible through viral C-SPAN videos and Instagram stories, Ocasio-Cortez is a disruptive tour-de-force, the voice of a generation ready to take action. We are just as ready and eager for her as we are completely terrified.

    Forum | February 11, 2019