Gordon Estes

Class of 2017


  • Make connections with your professors

    “They won’t let you do that in college.”

    Do what, exactly? Use a calculator? Bring notes? Ask for an extension? According to your teachers in high school, there are a whole lot of things that “they” won’t let you do. But the truth of the matter is simple: Now that you’re in the big leagues, there are few things that your professors won’t let you do.

    Forum | August 24, 2015
  • "Golden Age" of diverse cartoons must not lose momentum

    The last few years have brought a surge of good cartoons to our television screens — a “Golden Age,” as some people are calling it. This recent trend of shows, including Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and even My Little Pony, have provided more than just high quality and equally high ratings. They’ve brought representation back into children’s television, and in a way that...

    Forum | April 27, 2015
  • New HoloLens tech lights up imagination

    With all of the hullabaloo surrounding the recent Microsoft news releases, it’s no surprise that the newly announced Microsoft HoloLens has rocketed to the top of headlines this past week. Windows 10 is one thing; a major company stepping into the world of augmented realit...

    Forum | February 2, 2015
  • Meal block times not suited to students

    If you’re an enrolled student at Carnegie Mellon, there’s a good chance that you’ve also enrolled in the school’s dining plan. While the plan itself is straightforward, the block schedule can be confusing to newcomers and veterans alike. Only one block can be used per “meal,” and the start and end times of those meals can be fairly inconvenient for students. Dining Services should change its block...

    Forum | April 14, 2014
  • Dramatic political climate promises exciting decade

    After six years of gridlock, it’s no surprise that Congress is one of the most unpopular institutions in America. With an approval rating of 13 percent, according to a January 2014 Gallup Poll, the United States legislature has now been less popular than cockroaches and colonoscopies consistently since 2012.

    Forum | February 17, 2014