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  • Jake Gyllenhaal’s criminal activities: an investigation

    I’ve been at work for weeks, sleepless, chain-smoking cigarettes, mainlining PopSugar articles, and burning my eyes red (no pun intended) trying to get to the bottom of the most recent Taylor Swift controversy. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I’ll start this article with some background information, for those of you who may not understand the new “Taylor’s Version” album cycle. Basically, ...

    Forum | November 22, 2021
  • RIP: CMU’s skinny legend of a semester

    Move over, Mariah Carey; there’s a new skinny legend hitting the charts. Fall semester at Carnegie Mellon has won the “biggest loser” award, slimming down from a stacked 15 weeks to a slim, svelte, and sassy 14. Shorter semester means less school, right? Wrong, idiot! The brilliant powers that be still managed to condense the same amount of assignments, curriculum, and units, just shoved inelegant...

    Forum | November 15, 2021
  • Canada Goose infestation hits the Midwest: birdwatching report

    We encounter many strange and unusual natural phenomena here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Whether it’s the morning smog creeping over Flagstaff like the hand of fate, or random unprompted pebbles of ice pummeling from the sky, I think we can truly say we have seen it all. And this fall is no different — we will witness a yearly natural wonder: the slow but inevitable appearance of the Canada Goose...

    Pillbox | November 8, 2021
  • Review: 'Resembling Russia' at the Ellis Gallery

    Resembling Russia is open to the public from November 3rd-9th at the Ellis Gallery, on the third floor of the College of Fine Arts. Her work can also be found at www.esterpetukhova.com and @esterpetu on instagram.

    Pillbox | November 8, 2021
  • 'Power/Trip,' 'Rocky Horror,' and Thank GOD We Can All Be In a Room Together

    This past week, I had the privilege of seeing both the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s production of "Power/Trip" as well as Scotch 'n’ Soda’s production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" back to back. I cannot think of two shows that are more different. "Power/Trip" is an original play (this was the script’s premiere), a complex exploration of the role of faith in the American government, expl...

    Pillbox | October 25, 2021

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