Matthew McKee Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • Pittsburgh Symphony gets into gear

    With the advent of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new season, a vast, awe-inspiring realm of classical music has opened itself to its unsuspecting audience. CMU students have a special chance to discover music in a whole new form, for our local professional musicians have lined up an outstanding gamut of musical prospects. On September 9, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) showcased worl...

    Pillbox | September 26, 2005
  • One man's quest for peace in Kashmir

    Either artistic bravery or demented masochism drives a man to write his own death warrant. For Salman Rushdie, whose The Satanic Verses incited the then-leader of Iran to send out a fatwa calling for his assassination, one can safely describe his motivation as the former: It is an unparalleled courage spearheaded by a noble love of his homeland.

    Pillbox | September 19, 2005
  • Two weeks later, police and protestors still at odds

    Three weeks after city police and protestors collided outside an Army recruitment station in Oakland, tensions and emotions are still running high. Protestors are currently filing complaints with the Municipal Investigations Department and the Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB). The Pittsburgh City Council has decided to hold a meeting regarding the proper use of Tasers. But according to those in...

    News | September 12, 2005