Erika Holmquist Junior Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • Java joints offer good joe

    Despite what the French say, I love my American sock juice. Flavored? Sure, whatever, I’m no purist. Unsweetened with whole milk — cream, if you have it — too.

    Pillbox | April 3, 2006
  • Eating disorders offer false sense of control

    Eating disorders. They’re something you joke about, right? Like Derek and Hansel in Zoolander, when Matilda breaks the news about her recovery from bulimia. But she’s right: An eating disorder is a disease. And, in today’s America, an increasingly prevalent one. The National Eating Disorders Association ( estimates almost 10 million Americans currently suffer from some kind of eatin...

    Pillbox | April 3, 2006
  • Dr. Ruth talks sex with CMU

    First thoughts? The accent is real.

    “I used to be a kindergarten teacher,” Dr. Ruth, MOSAIC 2006’s keynote speaker, said, stepping her 4’7” frame up to the podium, “so I know how to do this.”

    Part of me really wished she’d already been talking about sex at that point.

    Pillbox | February 27, 2006