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“Boots on the ground” a good decision in fight against ISIS

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that America will be sending ground troops to battle ISIS. While there are a thousand moving part, a basic checklist would lead you to approve the decision.

Paul Ryan will avoid 2016 election and keep control of party

Few people can deny that this has been one of the most interesting and confusing election seasons in recent history. Anti-establishment rhetoric is finding...

Islamophobia hijacks American values, perpetuates terror

On April 6, a senior from the University of California, Berkeley took a call from his uncle while sitting on the tarmac in a Southwest Airlines flight....

Hillary and $15 minimum wage

During this presidential election, there has been a lot of debate about raising the federal minimum wage. From the beginning of his run for president,...

Letter to the Editor: End CMU military contracts

The university administration should ban all future weapons research on the grounds that it violates the policy on Academic and Individual Freedom and...

AG race comes to fore with Kane’s legal woes

Voters have to pay attention to local races and cast well-informed votes. More specifically, Pennsylvania voters should give special consideration to the Attorney General race this Tuesday.

Alcoholism and mental health at CMU

Recently, in light of the deaths of two students, our campus decided to reopen the discussion of mental health and stress culture at Carnegie Mellon....

New experience initiatives sound great, if they happen

This Wednesday, April 20, President Subra Suresh sent an email to the campus community announcing new plans to “[enrich] the CMU experience,” inspiring cautious optimism.

Thistles & Thorns

At the close of every school year, The Tartan reassesses the year’s events. We present here a list of the people and happenings that are worthy of recognition.

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