Brent Heard Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • Statistically Speaking

    Hostess — the company behind such snacks as Twinkies, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, and Wonderbread — declared bankruptcy last Friday. Hostess had financial difficulties, which were then exacerbated by labor disputes with unions over pay. But some of Hostess’ products may return after these brands are brought up for auction. Here are some facts about the company and its products:

    News | November 19, 2012
  • Campus News in Brief

    School of Art unveils new queer-themed program

    Trans-Q Television, an online video variety show sponsored by the School of Art, and the Center for Arts in Society, is set to premiere Friday.

    News | November 19, 2012
  • Fee raise partially approved

    Undergraduate students have voted in favor of recommending an increase in their student activities fee, while graduate students have voted against the proposition. The fee increase for undergraduates will be brought to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

    News | November 12, 2012
  • Campus prepares as Sandy trickles through Pittsburgh

    After days of emergency preparation, media coverage, and nervous anticipation, Hurricane Sandy’s impact on Pittsburgh turned out to be limited. In contrast to the state of New Jersey and the city of New York, in Pittsburgh the weather merely amounted to high winds and moderate downpour early last week.

    News | November 5, 2012
  • Congressional races heat up

    Carnegie Mellon students voting on campus Nov. 6 will have the opportunity to cast their ballots in two local political races: one for a House of Representatives member and one for a Pennsylvania Senate seat.

    The following breakdowns are intended to provide a basic outline for the two main candidates running for these positions so students voting will be able to make an informed decision.

    News | October 29, 2012