Race not ready to be non-issue
For many Americans, the French seem inexplicably different, embodying everything that is ?European.? Recently, however, more astute citizens have seen that we have something very grave in common with France: a national underclass that is unrecognized, underappreciated, and now reacting in a horrific but sadly familiar way.
The Parisian riots have revealed the disenfranchisement and dissatisfactio...Forum | November 14, 2005
Local young women refuse to be objectified
?Who needs brains when you have these??
That?s the slogan on one of two T-shirts Abercrombie & Fitch will no longer sell after the retailer conceded to a group of western Pennsylvania high school students. The students? ?girl-cott? sent the message: We won?t stand for this.
National television media jumped on the story ? some of the girls were interviewed on CNN and the Today Show, and others ac...Forum | November 14, 2005
CMU had an awfully anticlimactic Halloween
In the spirit of academics at Carnegie Mellon, The Tartan is beginning this board editorial with a quiz:
1) Did CMU win the Homecoming football game?
c)?We have a football team?
2)?What was the final score?
c)?For real, we have a football team?Forum | November 7, 2005
Dr. Ruth would be welcome at MOSAIC
The CMU rumor mill works in mysterious ways. Just this week, The Tartan caught wind that the organizers behind MOSAIC were considering various keynote speakers for their 2006 conference, held in February. One name, apparently to be hotly-debated in planning circles, drifted our way: Dr. Ruth Westheimer.Forum | November 7, 2005
Ugly and cumbersome, sure; but is it art?
Weeks ago you couldn't walk across campus without noticing the gaping hole in the ground between Doherty and Baker Halls. Ironically placed next to a patch of earth that was being reseeded, the crater on CFA lawn was curiously filled as quickly as it appeared.Forum | October 31, 2005