Laura Palotie Staffwriter

Class of 2006


  • Campus considers taking Green Pledge

    Carnegie Mellon has, in recent times, visibly stepped up its environmental efforts by offering recycling education programs and building energy-efficient dormitories. On April 1, the University not only received the Governor?s Award for Environmental Excellence, but also organized a panel discussion to install a Graduation Pledge to encourage Carnegie Mellon graduates to implement environmentally ...

    Pillbox | April 4, 2005
  • Fourth World War brings political noise

    With the success of films such as Super Size Me, Capturing the Friedmans, and Fahrenheit 9/11, the documentary has lately gained large-scale popularity as a genre. Furthermore, in the face of the upcoming Presidential election, more and more young people have understood their collective power as a demographic. Viewers are becoming increasingly interested in learning about current political issues,...

    Pillbox | October 18, 2004
  • on campus. Art lecture in UC McConomy

    Contemporary Artist Lori Palmer spoke in McConomy Auditorium last Thursday as part of the School of Art?s lecture series. Palmer is known for being active in her community by raising awareness about the issues of public space and by inviting ordinary citizens to collaborate in her work. Palmer incorporates political activism into her art, particularly the idea of utilizing one?s environment for th...

    Pillbox | September 20, 2004

    Upon entering Carnegie Mellon?s campus this fall, students have been confronted with a curious change in the campus landscape: A flashing red neon sign tops the Purnell Center, alternating between the words ?LAUGHTER? and ?SLAUGHTER.? The sign causes one to stop and think, if just for a second, because many students are not likely to have given thought to the fact that two such seemingly opposite...

    Pillbox | September 7, 2004