Zeke Maroclo-Kemmerling

Class of 2022


  • The Fed battles record-high inflation by raising interest rates... again

    The United States Federal Reserve (the Fed) announced its sixth consecutive increase to interest rates last week, the latest effort to control record-level inflation gripping the country. The fourth consecutive increase this year of 0.75 percentage points places the overall interest rate between 3.75 and 4 per...

    News | November 14, 2022
  • Spring blooms in Brazil as Lula defeats Bolsonaro

    In a momentous election for Brazilian voters, former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ousted the far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, cementing a historic comeback for one of Brazil’s most popular leaders after his arrest in 2018.

    News | November 7, 2022
  • Sky-ads and the shittiest cyberpunk

    From “Blade Runner” to “Cyberpunk 2077,” the cyberpunk genre has carved out its own little place in our society. Typically set in near-future dystopias, the science fiction genre’s portrayal of collapse and destitution contrasted with futuristic technology has fascinated us for decades. Cyberpunk has a pretty interesting history and has inspired a lot, including many online aesthetic movements and...

    Forum | November 7, 2022
  • Surprise! Giorgia Meloni actually is a fascist

    In the Oct. 3, 2022 issue of The Tartan, Forum published an article by Andrew Salzman titled “Giorgia Meloni and the Media,” which discussed Giorgia Meloni’s recent electoral victory in Italy and its subsequent media portrayal. Salzman claims that Giorgia Meloni is not a facsist. He argues the media has unfairly characterized Meloni b...

    Forum | October 31, 2022
  • Student Government: a veneer for CMU authoritarianism

    The turn of the season has finally come, and with a Pittsburgh spring comes the Carnegie Mellon Student Government General Elections. The title “student government” is something of a misnomer because the student government doesn’t directly govern university affairs. Instead, student government largely serves in an advisory capacity to the actual governing body of Carnegie Mellon: its administratio...

    Forum | March 28, 2022