Heather Tomko Contributing Editor

Class of 2010


  • Cell phone technology interferes in court case verdicts

    The technological revolution that the world is experiencing is old news these days. Blackberrys are no longer reserved for high-powered businessmen; rather, I pass more people in the hallways on campus who have either a Blackberry or an iPhone than don’t. And it’s not even just the college and high-school crowds that are part of the cell phone craze: most kids as young as elementary and middle sch...

    Forum | March 23, 2009
  • Parents should use reaction to new host as a teaching opportunity

    At Carnegie Mellon, “diversity” is a word that we hear all the time; some might even argue that we hear it too often. It seems like it’s a word that has become almost meaningless, as we read it on every glossy pamphlet and booklet describing our university and the people who attend it. Maybe because we have become so accustomed to it, we forget that not everyone puts such an emphasis on diversity,...

    Forum | March 2, 2009
  • Twilight fans take obsession from book pages to the real world

    I would like to take a moment to address the new craze that is sweeping the world — at super speed, might I add. And before you ask, no, it’s not a plane, train, or even Superman. Instead, it’s a new, slightly darker kind of superhero who’s going to save the world, seemingly with his or her devastatingly good looks. Welcome to the world of vampires and werewolves, created by Stephenie Meyer in her...

    Forum | February 23, 2009
  • Campus News in Brief

    [BOLD]Disney Company honors late Pausch[BOLD]

    The Walt Disney Company recently announced the creation of the Disney Randy Pausch Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon to recognize the work Pausch put forth during his time at both Carnegie Mellon and Walt Disney Imagineering.

    News | February 9, 2009
  • Barbie brings plastic perfection to fashion

    “I’m a Barbie girl/In a Barbie world/Life in plastic/It’s fantastic.”

    So begin the lyrics to the infamous “Barbie Girl” song, made famous by Aqua and sung loudly by middle school girls everywhere. And this coming February, the world is about to get even more Barbie, in the form of a Barbie fashion show in New York Fashion Week to celebrate the doll’s 50th birthday.

    Forum | February 2, 2009