Michelle Madlansacay Pillbox Editor

Class of 2020


  • 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
  • Calendar

    CMU Thrift
    Monday, 4/30 - Wednesday, 5/2
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    CFA Building
    Looking to add to your wardrobe? Come to the second annual CMU thrift sale! It will be right in front the CFA building, from Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. All proceeds will go towards Sigma Alpha Iota service projects, and the clothes that are not sold will be donated to charity.

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018
  • Lawrence Gowan of iconic rock band STYX talks embracing each day of current tour

    My conversation with Lawrence Gowan, lead singer of iconic rock band STYX, began in the most interesting way: with a compliment from him on the title of our newspaper, The Tartan which led to a brief conversation about the pattern, tartan, and its connection to his Scottish roots. Gowan is currently having the time of his life touring the U.S. with STYX, alongside other legendary rock acts Joan Je...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018
  • Reconnecting with my love for rock music

    The first time I was exposed to classic rock music was when I was in third grade. My dad would play his favorite Journey, KISS and Queen albums whenever he drove me to school. I learned all the lyrics of each band’s greatest hits and even discovered a few of my own favorites, which I would usually play on repeat during those car rides. 70s/80s rock music became the first music genre that I had eve...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018
  • Spring Carnival Concert: Wale

    For this year’s Carnival Concert, artists Wale and Shlohmo were the main performers. This was a highly anticipated concert, especially since many seemed to be interested in the pairing of Shlohmo’s electronic music with Wale’s rap music. Wale is a rapper well known for his feel-good sampling and remixes of popular songs; some of his tracks remind me of Kanye West’s music. Shlohmo, on the other han...

    Pillbox | April 23, 2018

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