Izzy Sio Pillbox Editor

Class of 2020


  • Let's define "popular film"

    Over brunch on Saturday, I was discussing with a friend how it is difficult to define and determine “popularity” in college. The concept of “popularity” hadn’t even crossed my mind during my three years at Carnegie Mellon, partly because popularity is so heavily broken down and circumstantial. Popularity mostly concerned people within organizations – they’d won the most awards, participated the mo...

    Forum | September 10, 2018
  • Brunch Buddies: Bangkok Balcony

    Full disclosure: tThe majority of The Tartan staff is under 21, so bars, unfortunately, aren't an option for us to continue with Bar Buddies. For the first edition of the new year and semester, we decided to start exploring other cool restaurants and places in Pittsburgh that offer not just drinks but also some pretty good food. For our first newly regular Brunch Buddies, we decided to break away ...

    Pillbox | September 10, 2018
  • Fall Out Boy brings MANIA to Pittsburgh

    I had bought my tickets for Wednesday’s Fall Out Boy concert in PPG Paints Arena on Jan. 22 at around 10:15 a.m. My best friend and I sat at a table in Au Bon Pain with both our laptops open to Ticketmaster so we could buy the best tickets possible. For context, tickets for this show had gone on sale on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.

    Pillbox | September 10, 2018
  • James Gunn Discussion

    Did you know who the Guardians of the Galaxy were in 2014?

    Probably not. But hey, that sounded like an awesome name, right? And this movie that they’re featured in is made by the same company that made Iron Man and The Avengers, so it HAD to be good.

    Forum | August 20, 2018
  • Opening Night: Avengers: Infinity War

    It is May 2010, and I am sitting in my old Honda while my dad drives our family to AMC Loews Port Chester 14, one of the movie theaters near my house. We were going to see some movie he’d been excited about for a while called Iron Man 2. He’d been talking about how much he loved the first Iron Man and was really excited to see the next one, so naturally he dragged all of us to watch it with hi...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018

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