Matt Mastricova Staffwriter

Class of 2014


  • ‘Kony’ a milestone in social media

    On March 5, the non-profit group Invisible Children released the video “Kony 2012,” which details the brutal war crimes of Joseph Kony, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), including coercing children to become soldiers. Invisible Children activists not only raise awareness of Kony’s inhumane actions, but also direct military intervention and giving aid to the the Ugandan military.

    Forum | March 26, 2012
  • Hunger Games movie exceeds expectations

    After more than a year of a viral promotional campaign, The Hunger Games was released in domestic theaters this past weekend. Based on the popular young adult book series of the same name, the movie opened with rave reviews from critics and set a record for highest grossing revenue of any non-sequel film and the fifth highest revenue for opening day.

    Pillbox | March 26, 2012
  • Damned lacks substance

    If you are sick of high school and college students thinking that they are part of some cool and exclusive club for knowing the first two rules of Fight Club (which are, paradoxically, not to talk about Fight Club), you can thank Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel. He has been releasing novels annually for the past 13 years, and he is well known for writing books that deal with macabre and g...

    Pillbox | March 5, 2012
  • Public needs to realize autism has two faces

    The diagnosis of autism has evolved from a rare, unknown subset of schizophrenia into a spectrum of learning disorders, which include social and behavioral impairments. These disorders have captured the attention of nearly every demographic in the United States; however, this does not mean that the implications of autism diagnoses are well understood.

    Forum | March 5, 2012
  • Paperhouse

    Last October, M83’s sixth album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, was released. After months of build-up, a pretty good single, and a music video about runaway telekinetic kids who throw a super-hip party in a warehouse (or something like that), critics and fans alike devoured it.

    Pillbox | February 20, 2012