Matthew Benusa

Class of 2021


  • Movies, Gen Z, streaming, COVID

    In 2020, I saw one movie in theaters, and I didn’t like it. Fortunately, I didn’t feel as though my money was wasted, but the eight dollars I spent to see Parasite is nearly equivalent to the nine dollars I spend to watch Hulu over two months. It’s not just Hulu, either. There’s Netflix, which is nine dollars a month; HBO MAX, which is packaged with AT&T and T-Mobile cell phone plans; MUBI, whic...

    Pillbox | January 13, 2021
  • The debate over Grenell shows CMU's lack of moral strength

    I’ve been hesitant to write about the recent hiring of Richard Grenell when the furor over his hiring really is not, as The Post-Gazette put it, “a unique drama.” As our President put it in one of the numerous responses to the university community, this is an issue that...

    Forum | August 30, 2020
  • Frustration with CMU Administration: An Ineffective Response to Racism on Campus

    It’s said that a watched pot never boils. The administration at Carnegie Mellon has looked away for far too long, and now, the pot is boiling over.

    Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, the university community has received two emails responding to racism on campus and in Pittsburgh from the university administration. The first came on May 30, where President Jahanian wrote:

    News | June 4, 2020
  • Student Body Vice President for Organizations candidate: Ethan Rich

    Ethan Rich, a rising senior in electrical and computer engineering, is running for Student Body Vice President of Organizations. Rich has been in a number of leadership roles across campus, including Concerts Chair for the Activities Board, Housing and Dining Chair for the Student Dormitory Council, Finance Committee Chair in the Undergraduate Student Senate, and the station manager of the Carnegi...

    News | April 8, 2020
  • Student Body President and Vice President candidates: Govind Menon and Emma Cohron

    Rising juniors Govind Menon, an information systems major, and Emma Cohron, a computer science major, are running for Student Body President and Vice President. Menon is the vice president of the debate team, a chair member of business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, and a member of the Committee on Student Organizations. Cohron is the Vice President of administration for Delta Delta Delta, an orienta...

    News | April 8, 2020