David Koggan

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  • Joker: reflection of our society

    “What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society who abandons him and treats him like trash? You get what you f**king deserve.” This is the last thing Arthur Fleck says as he completes his transformation into the titular Joker with a graphic display on national television.

    Forum | October 7, 2019
  • Primary elections and "electability"

    “Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” At the Sept. Democratic presidential debate, Julián Castro made what was seen as a thinly veiled attack on Joe Biden’s age. During a verbal spat over healthcare proposals, the former Secretary for Housing and Urban Development claimed that Biden contradicted himself over the issue from earlier in the debate, questioning whether the former Vice Pr...

    Forum | September 23, 2019
  • There is actually no real "cancel culture"

    Last Thursday, Saturday Night Live announced its three newest cast members. Within hours, videos were uncovered revealing that one of them, Shane Gillis, used racial slurs while appearing on a podcast, insisted on including bigoted comments in his standup routine, and called a Democratic presidential candidate a “Jew c***k”.

    Forum | September 16, 2019
  • Town hall on the humanities discusses Dietrich's role

    A conglomeration of Dietrich students, faculty, and staff filled the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall last Wednesday to hold a town hall on the future of humanities at Carnegie Mellon. The event was a discussion on what it meant to be part of the Dietrich community, and how the members of the college wanted themselves viewed in the eyes of others.

    News | April 15, 2019