Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • 2018 Thistles and Thorns: a semester in review

    At the close of every year, The Tartan reassesses the year’s events. We present here a list of the people and happenings that are worthy of recognition. Thistles go to people and events that had a positive effect on the campus community and society at large; thorns go to those that have negatively impacted the campus and our society.

    Forum | December 3, 2018
  • America must respect, not glorify, veterans

    Across America, bumper stickers proudly proclaim “Support Our Troops.” People stand up at sports games to honor the veterans in the crowd. Every Veterans Day, Facebook timelines explode in a cacophony of red, white, and blue. Pithy political comics use injured veterans to mock those who question the army. In some cases, the word “veteran” has become synonymous with “hero.”

    Forum | November 19, 2018
  • Reflections post-2018 midterm election: how hard did the anticipated Blue Wave hit?

    The 2018 midterm was argued to be one of the most significant midterm elections in recent U.S. history. As reported last week by The Tartan's Editorial Board, many of the House seats were "up for grabs, while 35 out of the 100 Senate seats [were] up for reelection." Before the poll results were released, [*FiveThirtyEight* forecasted](https:/...

    Forum | November 12, 2018
  • The Tartan endorses 2018 midterm candidates

    The midterm elections are quickly approaching, and political races across the country are heating up. This year’s midterm elections are especially important; President Donald Trump is reportedly concerned with the potential outcome of the elections. Allegedly, he and his administration are both worried that Democrats have a strong chance at taking control of the House of Representatives. With the ...

    Forum | November 5, 2018
  • Tree of Life tragedy and facing domestic terror

    This Saturday, Carnegie Mellon University students, the Pittsburgh community, the nation, and the world were alarmed to hear of yet another mass shooting in the United States. At the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill North, just a mile from Carnegie Mellon’s campus, a gunman opened fire on the congregation after [shouting “all Jews must die,”](https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/10/27/pitts...

    Forum | October 29, 2018