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  • Lunar Gala Review

    A hush falls over the crowd as the lights dim, and a countdown on the big screen begins. The annual Lunar Gala will begin in just five minutes. After the producers kick off the show, the models, wearing the clothes from the first design, strut onto the runway. This year’s Lunar Gala featured 12 different sets, all following a theme that sets out to capture the uncapturable, the fleeting — Morii. W...

    Pillbox | March 27, 2023
  • He's Got Hops: A. Jeffs, CMU Parkour Aficionado

    Carnegie Mellon’s math department is home to some of the brightest minds in the mathematical world, as well as some adventurous individuals, within academia and outside of it. One such individual is Professor Amzi Jeffs, a current postdoctoral associate. Jeffs received his doctorate from the University of Washington after defending his thesis on neural codes and the morphisms, minors, and obstruct...

    Pillbox | February 20, 2023
  • How To: Dating at CMU

    It’s already that time of year again. Target is selling overpriced chocolate and Giant Eagle is selling wilted roses. On your walk to class, it seems there’s more PDA than ever. That’s right, it’s the season of love. Gross. Except… you can’t ignore that little voice in your head when you see the cutest couple ever walking down The Cut, whispering, “God, I wish that were me.”

    Pillbox | February 13, 2023
  • Hasidic Yeshiva schools owe their students better education

    New York City, home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States, recently approved a new mandate requiring all private schools to provide educational programming on par with that offered at public schools. How does this affect the Jewish community?

    Forum | February 6, 2023