Shaleya Solomon Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • The Harry Potter Withdrawal Club

    Twelve years ago, Joanne Rowling was simply a struggling British mother writing on napkins in a café as her infant daughter slept. What was once just a dream has blossomed into possibly the greatest epic of this generation. On July 20, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released to the British public. The same year, U.S.-based publishing company Scholastic, Inc. offered Rowling a...

    Pillbox | February 26, 2007
  • ECE sweeps Mr. Engineer

    Get ready for closed systems, breadboards, and moments. No, you didn’t stumble into a lab: next week is National Engineers Week, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Upcoming campus activities range from this afternoon’s paper airplane design competition in Kirr Commons to a game of Human Foosball Tuesday 2–4 p.m. in Skibo Gym.

    Pillbox | February 19, 2007
  • Understanding poverty through role playing

    “Will work for food.” These words are seen so often that they have almost become a cliché. Desperate, woebegone, and often dirty individuals sit on street corners and in doorways, sleeping under newspapers or in cardboard boxes, begging for food. Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners (PSVP) is a collection of volunteers dedicated to effecting long-lasting change in the community, which includes tryin...

    Pillbox | January 22, 2007
  • Deck the ’Burgh: Light-Up Night kicks off the holiday season

    In a month, the semester will be over and it will be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some time off. For now, you can get your holiday fix by engaging in some of the holiday events going on in Pittsburgh. This weekend, downtown Pittsburgh, usually visited and acclaimed for its almost 400 year-round shops and eateries, was host to countless activities. Lights, fun, and food could be found anywhe...

    Pillbox | November 20, 2006
  • TA-TAs at The Frame

    Boobies. Melons. Twins. Fun Cushions. “TA-TAs.” That’s the title of the newest exhibit to hit The Frame, focused on what is arguably the most prominent part of the female anatomy. “TA-TAs,” designed by fifth-year architecture majors Nina Barbuto and Jenna Kappelt, opened last Friday night.

    Pillbox | November 13, 2006