Marium Chandna Science & Technology Editor

Class of 2009


  • U.S. ignores “innocent until proven guilty” for alleged terrorists

    One of the most laudable tenets of American law is the assurance that anyone accused of a crime is “innocent until proven guilty.” However, this fundamental legal right seems to have taken a reverse path in the post 9/11 world, especially when it comes to Muslims. These racially targeted individuals are more often “guilty until proven innocent,” and this is a rather disturbing vein in the realm of...

    Forum | January 19, 2009
  • Health Line

    Patients struggle to pay medical bills

    As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, health is becoming a luxury rather than a priority for many Americans.
    According to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit healthcare research team, about one in three Americans faced difficulties meeting medical payments last year.

    SciTech | January 19, 2009
  • Peeling Bush’s hovering shadow off the American populace

    After a fierce battle against Republican presidential candidate John McCain, President-elect Obama has established a Democratic party stronghold on the American political landscape. During his highly charged campaign and even the current transition process, Obama’s central proposition has been “change.”

    Forum | November 17, 2008
  • Ethnicity-based costumes offend

    In anticipation of one of history’s most influential elections, Pittsburghers emphasized a spirit of politics-based creativity this Halloween. Trick-or-treaters and college party hoppers alike donned beaming Obama masks, lipstick-smeared pig attire, and even pillow-strapped “pregnant teenager” costumes.

    Forum | November 10, 2008
  • Commercialization of Olympics venues reduces historic appeal

    Today, international multi-sport competitions, such as the Olympics, are more than just mega-scale sporting events. The melange of larger-than-life venues, extravagant fireworks displays, and over-the-top opening and closing ceremonies bear testimony to this.

    Forum | October 27, 2008