Matthew Benusa Sports Editor

Class of 2021


  • U.S. prison system in need for change

    On Jan. 24, Kynesha Grant died from complications from a brain tumor in the custody of a state corrections facility outside of Erie, Pennsylvania. On Dec. 28, Grant had a doctor’s appointment canceled. Two days later, she was unresponsive during roll call, and she faced a 15 day punishment that caused her Jan. 9 request for a CT scan to be denied. Five days later, she filed another request for a C...

    Forum | March 4, 2019
  • penalty shouts: ncaa tournament update

    Last week, I wrote about Robert Kraft, and most of it came from a place of anger at the way the system works. Good comedy rarely stems from a place of anger, so I’m going to return to the origins of this here column: basketball.

    Sports | March 4, 2019
  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach endows scholarship, gives shop talk

    Carnegie Mellon alumnus and Hollywood producer and writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach will visit campus on March 6 to present a scholarship award to an undergraduate in Creative Writing and give a talk on his craft. The award is endowed by contributions from the Grillo-Marxuach family. Altogether, the family is responsible for the endowment of more than 20 scholarships across a variety of fields, from ...

    Pillbox | March 4, 2019
  • Penalty Shouts: for a better football league

    I’ve written a lot about football so far in Penalty Shouts, and this week has to be no different. It’s been a gut-busting week for Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and confirmed bad guy. If I recall correctly, you heard it here first that Kraft sucks, so it’s safe to say that this is the first time Penalty Shouts has had a scoop on a piece of breaking news. But what did he even do? ...

    Sports | February 25, 2019
  • Pirates win first Spring training game

    It’s officially baseball season, and Bryce Harper still hasn’t signed a contract. In more exciting news, the Pirates have won their first Spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 3-2. One game isn’t enough to extrapolate for anything, but it’s always good luck to win the first outing of the season.

    Sports | February 25, 2019