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  • 11/20/23 - Editors' Letter

    We've been working without pause for weeks on end, stuck in our study cells as rain falls down our faces, pleading for mercy that will not come. But now it has! Thanksgiving "break" is here, so that's five full days to get in arguments with your family, or maybe do a "Friendsgiving" and realize that they may not be your friends after all. Carnegie Mellon lets us off its leash just a little bit, so...

    Pillbox | November 20, 2023
  • 11/13/23 - Editors' Letter

    With the end of the fall term come winter chills. My bespoke collection of H&M shorts and H&R Block t-shirts return to closets from whence they came, and out comes my big-ass puffer jacket and joggers. I'm no fashionista, I'm just some guy. We seem to be down to the low 50s, with further drops as the days get shorter. But I'm no meteorologist, I'm just some guy. For this week's pillbox, we dwell o...

    Pillbox | November 13, 2023
  • 11/6/23 - Editors' Letter

    I was walking to class the other day and I saw an actual sword-swallower on campus. I guess some club had invited her to perform. I can't see any other reason why she would be here otherwise. She wasn't in the middle of doing the sword-swallowing thing, but I could tell from her demeanor and the swords nearby. It really makes you reconsider everything. When I was younger, I wanted to be a fire-bre...

    Pillbox | November 6, 2023
  • 10/30/23 - Editors' Letter

    According to Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, hiatus (from the Latin "hiare," meaning "gape") is

    A break in pronunciation between two adjacent vowels, either within a word (forming two distinct syllables, as in "doing," rather than a diphthong such as "joint") or between the end of one word and the beginning of the next (e.g. "the expense" rather than the elision of "th'expense").

    Pillbox | October 30, 2023
  • 10/9/23 - Editors' Letter

    You go to a nice restaurant, order a nice big meal, maybe go a little crazy on the appetizers. Then the main dish comes, and you must valiantly force it down. You're stuffed. But once dessert finally arrives, you're ready to go back in for more bites! Anyways, we've got a bunch of great articles and photos for you guys, and we'll see you after break....

    Pillbox | October 9, 2023