Shaleya Solomon Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • BODIES...

    In 1489, Leonardo da Vinci dissected human corpses in an effort to better his art and anatomic drawings. Though famous for this effort, da Vinci was not the first or last person to do so. Today, scientists still strive to understand the human form through various methods, including the dissection of cadavers. The human body, an intensely complex structure, has remained something of a mystery for y...

    Pillbox | October 8, 2007
  • Students can’t access the software they want, when they want it

    It was 2:15 p.m. when I left my room to go to a cluster to print my homework (due at 3:30 p.m.) using special drafting software. Thirty-five minutes later, I dashed into my fourth cluster, desperate to print my homework and drop it off across campus in Scaife Hall before my 3:30 p.m. class. Why did I have to go to four separate clusters to print one homework assignment? I wondered the same thing a...

    Forum | October 1, 2007
  • Pointless university fees contribute to rising cost of higher education

    With tuition reaching as high as $49,505 this year, sometimes I begin to wonder where, exactly, all of our money is going. Most of the people I talk to agree that there are definitely a lot of things that Carnegie Mellon spends too much money on. Unfortunately, most of these people could not tell you what they are. That being said, one thing that 100 percent of people agree on is that the cost of ...

    Forum | September 17, 2007
  • An espresso story

    When people think of coffeehouses, they may think of plush, comfy couches, relaxing lighting, and soft music. Now imagine exactly the opposite, and you’ve got the best coffee shop in Pittsburgh. Benvenuto a La Prima Espresso.

    Pillbox | September 17, 2007
  • Suburbia, meet Disturbia

    Three months under house arrest. What’s the best way to waste your time? Spy on the neighbors — obviously.

    Pillbox | April 16, 2007