Heather Tomko Contributing Editor

Class of 2010


  • Campus News in Brief

    Stever House given distinction

    Stever House, formerly New House, has recently been named a “Dorm of Distinction” by University Business magazine. Stever was a runner-up in the Large Private Institution category along with 10 West St. at Suffolk University; the winner was Truman Hall at Emory University.

    News | September 15, 2008
  • Public interest should be in candidates’ ideas, not personas

    Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past six months, you know that the presidential election is fast approaching. And just as the coming election itself has been highly publicized, so have the candidates and their running mates. But how many of us can really say that we know as much about the issues concerning the election as we do the private lives of the people debating them?

    Forum | September 8, 2008
  • Robotics is an important part of Pittsburgh’s revitalization

    While Pittsburgh may not be Silicon Valley, technological innovations are beginning to characterize this city as well.

    Forum | August 25, 2008
  • Greeks are an important part of Orientation — and not just to recruit

    It’s that time again. Orientation Counselors (OCs) are dancing around the Cut in their brightly colored tees, first-years are tracing their routes from Doherty Hall to the dorms, and campus organizations are kicking off their recruitment periods. But one faction of these student groups, sororities and fraternities, seems to be evaluated as separate from the rest.

    Forum | August 25, 2008
  • First-years break the mold at Orientation Week 2008

    While Orientation 2008 may be over, shouts of “I want a standing ovation!” and first-years mumbling “D-O-N-N-E-R DONNER!” will linger throughout the first week of classes.

    Though Orientation itself only started a week ago, preparation began long before that.

    News | August 25, 2008