Xiyu Wang Assistant Forum Editor

Class of 2016


  • Bernie all bark, lacks sharp legislative bite

    I often hear Bernie Sanders supporters say that the more they find out about Bernie, the more they like him. So I decided to find out more about Sanders and my verdict is: I’m not feeling the Bern. While I love that Bernie Sanders advocates for ideas such as free higher education, the fundamental problem with Sanders is that he touts himself as a leader for revolutionary change, but has no such re...

    Forum | February 22, 2016
  • New Rihanna Album Anti finally drops

    After three years of delays and teasers, Rihanna’s eighth studio album, Anti, has been finally released. Anti represents an intriguing change of form for Rihanna. It is less commercial than her previous albums; it was released overnight on Tidal much like Beyonce’s 2013 self-titled album. None of Rihanna’s recent singles are on Anti except “Work,” and overall, the album is less pop and has a more ...

    Pillbox | February 8, 2016
  • Hydrogen Jukebox: a critique of America

    “Hydrogen Jukebox,” a 1990 musical collaboration between Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg and the latest operatic production from the School of Music, is a very fitting title for the collaboration between two titans of American 20th century culture: a fusion of thought and music in a single atomically explosive package.

    Pillbox | January 25, 2016
  • Don’t see red, Youtube pay-wall benefits us all

    Last week, YouTube launched its ad-free subscription service: YouTube Red. As with any change that rolls around, YouTube Red has had its critics.

    Forum | November 2, 2015
  • Andy's Wine Bar attracts slightly older crowd

    Named after Andrew Carnegie — or Andy Warhol, or both, it’s never been made quite clear — Andy’s Wine Bar in downtown Pittsburgh is a bar with a modern, cosmopolitan aesthetic, located in the lobby of the Fairmont Pittsburgh on Market Street.

    Pillbox | October 5, 2015

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