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  • Beto O’ Rourke: a breath of fresh air in politics

    Politics is exhausting.

    It feels like every time you open a newspaper or update your Google News feed (or however else you get your daily dose), the headlines are dominated by three recurring themes: controversies surrounding Kavanaugh, controversies surrounding President Trump, and maybe a few articles here and there about our international policy faux pas.

    Unless you’re a robot — or are ...

    Forum | October 1, 2018
  • President Trump: An Orwellian Nightmare

    The calendar says 2018, but it feels like we’re living in George Orwell’s 1984.

    If there is one thing President Trump has achieved during his tenure, it’s to normalize lying. It seems that the President feels the need to lie on an hourly basis, whether to slander his rivals and the media, assuage his own ego, or just for the sake of tweeting something.

    Forum | September 24, 2018
  • The Dangers of Conflating Minority Casts with Social Justice

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past nine months, chances are you’re probably familiar with the films Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. It's equally likely that you’ve read and heard all about how these two films are transforming Hollywood and the movie industry, breaking down racial boundaries for actors and actresses, combating the hateful tides of racism, and empowering mi...

    Pillbox | September 24, 2018
  • Elon Musk and the Evolution of the CEO

    Cyborgs, the Singularity, the end of the universe, and everything in between—Elon Musk’s rambling, two-and-a-half-hour interview with comedian Joe Rogan on The Rogan Experience left no stone unturned, eased along by a few glasses of whiskey and a few drags of pot.

    Unsurprisingly, this interview put Musk under fire, and to make the situation even more dramatic, two of Tesla’s top executives l...

    Forum | September 17, 2018
  • Classical Literature and Mental Wellness

    Introspection and reflection are requisites for growth.

    As Carnegie Mellon students, I’m sure that all of you have heard that message in one form or another, be it through lectures, seminars, or newsletters. While it feels like the university talks about the concept of mental wellness ad nauseam—especially to the first years—it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a priority. After all, getting a...

    Pillbox | September 17, 2018