Shafique Rashid

Class of 2010


  • U.S. hockey takes silver, defeated by Canada 3–2

    About 18 months ago, I wrote in this space about the compelling role team sports had taken in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, despite the slew of individual competitions that make up the Olympiad. It would seem much harder to make this contention for its winter counterpart, where the athletic and the artistic are brought together through various individual games. Still, it was a team sport that had...

    Sports | March 1, 2010
  • Avatar deserves popularity for mix of marketing, tech

    Whoever thought a movie about blue aliens would have movie buffs around the world up in arms? But so the world goes when James Cameron tries to reassert himself as the king of the world.

    Forum | February 1, 2010
  • Sifting through knee-jerk reactions

    Much has been said concerning former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress since that infamous Friday night in November of last year, when Burress shot himself in the right leg at a New York nightclub. This event made him an easy target for initial barbs toward his intelligence and jokes about shooting himself in the foot, both figuratively and literally, as charges for the criminal posses...

    Sports | August 31, 2009
  • COMMENTARY: For Super Bowl XLIII, result is in the Cards

    This year’s National Football League (NFL) playoffs have played out as if they were designed by a year-old blueprint. Once again we see a storied powerhouse emerge from the American Football Conference (AFC), Goliath to the NFC’s unlikely David of a representative team. The Pittsburgh Steelers have surprised no one by emerging from the three-week AFC round robin on top, although like the New Engla...

    Sports | January 26, 2009
  • Behind closed doors: Blunder in the Burgh?

    Bhangra in the Burgh (BiB) was easily the most heavily marketed event so far into this school year. Hailed as an instant success after its debut last year and proclaimed to be one of the best bhangra competitions in the nation, the second annual running of the show two weeks ago was a huge attraction, not only for Carnegie Mellon, but for the Pittsburgh community at large.

    Forum | November 17, 2008