Natalie Schmidt

Class of 2020


  • Grammys Recap

    Last Sunday was the 2019 Grammys. In a major step up from last year’s event, where only one woman won a major award that was televised, women and people of color were heavily featured in this year’s group of nominees, subsequent winners, and hosts. Hosted by Alicia Keys, who opened the show with powerhouse female figures like Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Michelle Obama, the G...

    Pillbox | February 18, 2019
  • Pop Culture Roundup

    Welcome to Pop Culture Roundup! Can’t keep up with what’s going on? Check here for quick blurbs on the major stories!

    21 Savage arrested by ICE

    Pillbox | February 11, 2019
  • Toeing the line of Cultural Appreciation and Cultural Appropriation: Ariana Grande's "7 Rings"

    Cut to a pink spray-painted car with a “7” graffitied on its window. A crew of women in street-style fashion chill on the porch of a pink house drenched in bright neon purple and pink light. In the midst of it all is Ariana Grande, her frosty purple lipstick shining as bright as the diamonds on her neck.

    Pillbox | January 28, 2019
  • Compōs-It Opera

    If you were around the Cohon Center Studio Theater on Friday night or the Alumni Concert Hall on Saturday evening, you may have heard the graceful lilts of a harp and sharp powerhouse vocals drifting down the hall — that was Compōs-it’s New Works Opera Festival. Featuring seven operas written, composed, and performed by students, Compōs-it’s second festival was even more successful and vivid than ...

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018
  • Josh Groban and Idina Menzel Concert

    Last Friday, on Nov. 16, CMU Alum and Broadway star Josh Groban performed at PPG Paints Arena as part of his Bridges album tour.

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018