Russell Holbert

Class of 2018


  • CMU should accommodate housing expansion

    This past week, Carnegie Mellon welcomed more than 1,580 first-year students to campus, the largest class of incoming students in its history. Because of the massive influx of students, the university had to make some accommodations. A handful of Donner doubles have been repurposed as triples, and many first-year students are now living in Shirley Apartments on North Dithridge Street: a location p...

    Forum | August 31, 2015
  • Reality TV wrong to run when life gets too real

    There is always doubt as to how real reality television is. For the second time, a TV show produced by TLC has fallen into the camp of “too real.” Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been canceled in light of the central character’s mother’s unconfirmed dating of convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, the man who allegedly forced oral sex onto her oldest daughter at the age of 8, was charged with the se...

    Forum | November 3, 2014
  • Vatican must adopt changed LGBT stance

    On Oct. 18, the Catholic church ended its assembly of bishops in Vatican City with results that proved underwhelming after the optimistic interim report.

    Forum | October 27, 2014
  • Jong-un disappears, media speculate

    Online news media has sent out an unofficial missing persons report for the North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Now, in true North Korean fashion, the government has no comment on the matter.

    Forum | October 13, 2014
  • MDA oversteps bounds with its Kroger campaign

    In a time in American history when homicide rates are at their lowest in 50 years, it seems inexplicable that anti-gun activism is multiplying at its current rate. For the past two weeks, the Kroger Company has been on the receiving end of a series of unprovoked attacks made by Moms Demand Action (MDA).

    Forum | September 15, 2014