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  • Transgender rights in military service

    The U.S. is not the only country where one's gender identity can disqualify them from military service. This past week, Byun Hui-Su, a South Korean transgender woman, was discharged from the South Korean military. The former staff sergeant is now planning to pursue legal action and wishes t...

    Forum | January 27, 2020
  • Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness

    Welcome to Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness, where we take a look at the Top 5 most-liked memes on the Facebook group, Carnegie Mellon Memes for Spicy Teens, posted in the past month.

    Pillbox | November 25, 2019
  • The War on the War on Christmas

    The holidays are approaching. The temperature is plummeting, Christmas music is prematurely blaring in stores, students are frantically wrapping up the end of the semester ... and the controversial Starbucks cups have come out.

    Wait, has there been an uproar over the cups this year?

    Pillbox | November 25, 2019
  • Markiplier stream shows how out-of-touch YouTube is

    Mark Fischbach, known online as Markiplier, began his "A Heist with Markiplier" special on Nov. 6. Hardcore subscribers could purchase a $4.99 monthly subscription and help navigate the course of the livestream by "voting on which way they wanted to go with emotes," or emoticons in the live chat: "one red paddle, and one green paddle." What should have been an interactive experience for users and ...

    Pillbox | November 18, 2019
  • A Day to Remember

    It appears that everyone who went through a middle school emo phase in the early 2010s, and repressed it, has since come out of the shadows. Maybe I’m projecting. Maybe I’m just bitter at not being allowed to exclusively wear band merchandise and clothes from Hot Topic. Regardless, A Day to Remember is one of the first bands that encapsulates my coming-of-age.

    Pillbox | November 4, 2019

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