Elizabeth Schwartz

Class of 2009

Articles

  • The Roots perform hits new and old

    Lights flashed and the crowd cheered as Nouveau Riche took the stage opening for The Roots Thursday night on the CFA lawn. The show, hosted by AB Concerts, was free to Carnegie Mellon students — and everyone else who happened to show up. Undeniably, the crowd was composed of fewer Carnegie Mellon students than residents of Pittsburgh, but the large number of people (more than twice as many showed ...

    Pillbox | April 21, 2008
  • Carlos Mencia’s brand of ‘humor’ perpetuates tired cultural stereotypes

    Season three of Mind of Mencia comes out on DVD soon. How does Carlos Mencia still have a show and why do an average of 1.4 million people watch it? I have yet to meet any one of these people, but if I ever do, rest assured that I will do whatever it takes to understand why they enjoy Carlos Mencia’s comedy.

    Forum | September 17, 2007
  • Vonnegut dies at age 84; His sharp American commentary lives on

    As I stare at the copy of Bluebeard sitting on my desk, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of sadness. Kurt Vonnegut was a voice for generations of the disaffected — a voice that spoke and wrote so eloquently and with such passion that nothing else in the world could match it.

    Forum | April 23, 2007
  • Logic takes a backseat to custom when it comes to social norms

    Social norms: Everyone knows them. Don’t chew with your mouth open. Cross your legs when wearing a skirt. Don’t scratch your naughty bits in public. But are these “rules” really necessary? If you’ve got an itch that can’t be ignored, is it not well within your right to scratch it?

    Forum | April 9, 2007
  • The Hush Sound and Mae play Mr. Small's

    Last Thursday at Mr. Small’s Theater, New Atlantic, Sherwood, The Hush Sound, and Mae graced the stage for a spectacular performance.

    Pillbox | April 2, 2007

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