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  • Catholic's take on Notre Dame

    As someone who grew up Catholic, the Notre Dame fire hit especially hard. I had never visited myself, but it was (and still is) on the top of my "places to visit" bucket list. Although it's comforting to know that much of the church was kept intact and nobody was hurt, the burning of the church highlighted how much the Catholic Church appears to conflate a place of worship with the faith itself.

    Pillbox | April 29, 2019
  • Continuing climate activism past CMU

    College kids tend to be more socially conscious, and students at Carnegie Mellon are not an exception. Many of us feel that we have a moral obligation to take care of our environment and invest in our planet's future. Different projects around campus this academic year have demonstrated the impact of plastic waste. 2019's Carnival theme centered around sustainability. Different hackathons encourag...

    Forum | April 29, 2019
  • The Book of Mormon

    Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon came to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Sharing creators with the popular show South Park, the musical does not shy away from crude humor that takes merciless stabs at organized religion and offensive stereotypes all around.

    Pillbox | April 22, 2019
  • Body positivity in South Korea

    It’s no secret that South Korea imposes some intense beauty standards. The plastic surgery industry has been booming, garnering the attention of Koreans and non-Koreans alike. Some K-pop fans have noticed that many of their thin idols have small bruises with the appearances of a mole on their legs, presumably from carboxy shots that are used to temporarily reduce fat by injecting carbon dioxide. I...

    Pillbox | April 22, 2019
  • Buttigieg joins rainbow wave

    Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, seemed to emerge out of nowhere. He didn't have the publicity edge that more prominent Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden have, yet Buttigieg has been polling in third in both Iowa and New Hampshire, following right b...

    Forum | April 15, 2019

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