Shweta Suresh Contributing Editor
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Sept. 22, 1909
A small blurb in this issue, titled “Naming our ‘field,’” talks about christening the new field that has become a part of the campus. To avoid the default name of “Tech Field,” which the article states “suggests stubble, ash-heaps or tin cans according to the part of the country you come from,” The Tartan wishes to suggest names in its next issue so that a proper ...Pillbox | August 24, 2009
Tales from abroad: Shanghai
“Mai wan le! Mai wan le!” A Chinese woman hustled down the lengthy queue in front of a tiny but famous dumpling shop, known for serving up the best xiaolongbao — pork-filled dumplings that are Shanghai’s specialty — in the city. My friend Julia and I had been waiting with much anticipation but were filled with disappointment as we registered her words: The shop was sold out. The woman was handin...Pillbox | August 15, 2009
Catching a glimpse of Thailand
Last Tuesday, Wean Commons in the University Center was flooded with people trying to catch a glimpse of traditional Thai dances or grab a bit of Thai food. Carnegie Mellon’s Thai Student Association, which goes by “CMU Siam,” as the acronym “TSA” has already been claimed by the Taiwanese Student Association, gave the Carnegie Mellon community an opportunity to partake in different aspects of Thai...Pillbox | April 27, 2009
Bill and ‘his girl’ steal the show
Scotch’n’Soda’s Spring Carnival performance this year was, in one word, incredible. Me and My Girl is a British musical comedy, complete with laugh-out-loud humor, energetic dances, and a fantastic musical score, and Saturday night, S’n’S managed to pull the whole show together without a glitch.Pillbox | April 20, 2009
Adventures, funnel cakes, and funny incidents
What is your favorite part of Carnival?
NO SCHOOL! —CM
Deep-fried Oreos. —HT
FERRIS WHEEEEEEL! —HSPillbox | April 20, 2009