Matthew McKee Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • Super Mario goes classical

    This summer, thousands of bands and fans jumped onto a cultural bandwagon that started up almost 20 years ago. Eight-bit bleeps from the ’80s have evolved into more than a marginal genre, and music from video games is now drawing a larger crowd than ever.

    Pillbox | August 28, 2006
  • Primal worship challenges intellectual norms

    Theater performances will often seek to provide audiences enlightenment or entertainment, but last week, the School of Drama directly confronted, challenged, and disturbed the audiences who entered the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater.

    Pillbox | May 1, 2006
  • Sjogren, Hamilton win election

    Filled with problems and plagued by low turnout, student government elections ended last week after two days of voting. Karl Sjogren and Andrea Hamilton won the election for student body president and vice-president, defeating each of the two other tickets by margins of over 300 votes. Problems in the process, however, bring these results into question.

    News | May 1, 2006
  • What the PSO can do to make classical music mainstream

    High-culture elitists probably wish they did not have to recognize this, but the youth market is huge. The college market alone has over $200 billion in spending power, and to tap that, old and venerable symphony orchestras use novel methods, but they still have a long way to go. Orchestras, to retain their importance in American society, must always stay true to tradition but must continue pursui...

    Forum | April 24, 2006
  • Saudi Students House holds event to promote national awareness

    Outside the University Center’s Connan Room last Wednesday, pamphlets laid on tables provided information about Islamic terrorists, moral systems, and politics. Inside, Saudi Arabian students celebrated cultural values with fellow Carnegie Mellon students from all kinds of backgrounds.

    News | April 24, 2006