Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • #CarnegieState carries harmful, elitist implications

    When Carnival Weekend rolls around every April, some typical things show up on campus: the fair machinery, the booth construction area, and the white tents on the Cut for alumni. As students, we hope for some blue sky and spring weather, but with two days off and a four-day weekend, not even rain or cold temperatures can truly dampen our spirits.

    Forum | April 15, 2019
  • Smart cities technology: looking beyond our idealized images

    The United Nations projects that by 2050, 68 percent of the world will live in urban areas. These future cities will face challenges that we are only beginning to see today, from climate change disasters to the strain of higher populations.

    Forum | April 8, 2019
  • The problem with monopolies in the tech industry

    If you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know how it can tear friendships apart. One second you’re cheerfully bickering over who gets to be the car and who has to be the thimble. Two hours later, your friend has a hotel on the boardwalk and you’re praying you land in jail so you don’t have to pay them anything else.

    Forum | April 1, 2019
  • Pittsburgh police and justice system fails community following Rosfeld trial

    On Friday, March 22, Michael Rosfeld was acquitted for the murder of Antwon Rose II, adding another to the long list of cases where white police officers escape accountability for the murders of unarmed black men. The jury acquitted Rosfeld of all possible charges in less than four hours on Friday, and protests broke out almost immediately that night. Local marchers were joined by members of Pitts...

    Forum | March 25, 2019
  • The Tartan sparks discussion on climate change

    In last week’s issue, our SciTech editor, Ashwin Srinivasan, wrote about a Cambridge study showing the degree to which the arctic ice shelves were breaking up due to global warming. It was a good article and received positive responses from all we knew who read it.

    Forum | March 4, 2019