Catherine Taipe

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  • Letter to the Editor: Carnegie Mellon's moral obligation to stand against ICE

    Manuel Brito grew up in a small city in Guatemala, surviving violent persecution as a member of the Ixil community, a Maya indigenous people targeted by a genocidal government operation. He eventually fled after conscripted military service, walking through the desert borderlands and making it to Pittsburgh at 20 years old. He reunited with his dad and found steady work.

    Forum | February 3, 2020
  • Chick-fund-Raising

    On Wednesday afternoon, Emmett Donlon, a junior at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Fine Arts, stood alone on the Cut next to the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. He was protesting the fraternity’s means of fundraising: selling chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A.

    Forum | November 11, 2019
  • CMU experience falls short for minority students

    Disclaimer: All participants have requested that their names be changed to ensure confidentiality.

    Forum | November 4, 2019
  • Voluntourism at Carnegie Mellon

    At the start of each semester, in addition to the usual volunteering, multicultural, or academic clubs at The Fair, there are also philanthropic groups with the aim of sending students around the world on alternative spring break trips. Instead of students going home or vacationing with friends for a week, these groups ensure that they spend time in contributing to the greater good. There are mult...

    Forum | September 23, 2019
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg reframes liberalism

    With the never-ending list of Democratic presidential candidates for the upcoming 2020 election, it is almost too easy to lose track of who’s who and what they believe in. I have found my Twitter feed drowning in news about Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker, all candidates who have made quite the name for themselves. Despite my refusal to endorse any c...

    Forum | April 1, 2019