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  • Old Mill Ride

    This year’s Spring Carnival had a lot of activities and events — from Ferris wheels to the booths built around the theme of “Planet Earth” to Sweepstakes. But this year has also seen the addition of another attraction that was designed and built entirely by Carnegie Mellon students — the Old Mill Ride. The ride is a celebration of visual and sound effects which, put together, create a sensory expe...

    Pillbox | April 15, 2019
  • Pulwama: a victim of terrorism

    This past Thursday, a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers, killing 45 men in the Pulwama district of Kashmir. This incident is the latest in a series of attacks on the Indian Army in the ever-turbulent Kashmir, and Pakistan-based terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammed, has taken responsibility for the attack. The horrific killings have drawn ma...

    Forum | February 18, 2019
  • India finishes midterm election

    In the last two months of 2018, the most important elections in the run-up to the 2019 general elections in India took place in five different states. It was a litmus test to the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and a possible preview of the general elections that are expected to take place in six months.

    Forum | January 28, 2019
  • Death of American missionary sparks controversy

    The death of John Chau, an American self-styled missionary, at the hands of the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman Islands has shone a spotlight on one of the last completely isolated groups of people. The Sentinelese arrived on the islands 35,000 years ago, and are believed to be descendants of the earliest humans to migrate out of the African continent. Chau tried approaching the tribe twice after...

    Forum | December 3, 2018
  • Sri Lanka faces a burgeoning constitutional crisis

    On Oct. 26, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sacked the Prime Minister, Ranil Wikramasinghe of the United National Party (UNP), ending a three-year-old alliance often marked with internal turbulence, and setting off a Constitutional crisis in the island nation. He then installed an ally-turned-foe-turned-ally, Former President Mahindra Rajapaksa of th...

    Forum | November 12, 2018