Matthew Benusa

Class of 2021


  • CMU winter sports end, spring sports begin

    It’s a transitional point in the sports seasons. Winter sports are wrapping up, and the spring sports are just beginning. The end of the winter season means various sports have held their championships in recent weeks, like the Division I Wrestling Championships held at PPG Paints Arena. Carnegie Mellon obviously did not have attendees at the event, but the winner stayed in-state, with Penn State ...

    Sports | March 25, 2019
  • U.S. prison system in need for change

    On Jan. 24, Kynesha Grant died from complications from a brain tumor in the custody of a state corrections facility outside of Erie, Pennsylvania. On Dec. 28, Grant had a doctor’s appointment canceled. Two days later, she was unresponsive during roll call, and she faced a 15 day punishment that caused her Jan. 9 request for a CT scan to be denied. Five days later, she filed another request for a C...

    Forum | March 4, 2019
  • penalty shouts: ncaa tournament update

    Last week, I wrote about Robert Kraft, and most of it came from a place of anger at the way the system works. Good comedy rarely stems from a place of anger, so I’m going to return to the origins of this here column: basketball.

    Sports | March 4, 2019
  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach endows scholarship, gives shop talk

    Carnegie Mellon alumnus and Hollywood producer and writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach will visit campus on March 6 to present a scholarship award to an undergraduate in Creative Writing and give a talk on his craft. The award is endowed by contributions from the Grillo-Marxuach family. Altogether, the family is responsible for the endowment of more than 20 scholarships across a variety of fields, from ...

    Pillbox | March 4, 2019
  • Penalty Shouts: for a better football league

    I’ve written a lot about football so far in Penalty Shouts, and this week has to be no different. It’s been a gut-busting week for Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and confirmed bad guy. If I recall correctly, you heard it here first that Kraft sucks, so it’s safe to say that this is the first time Penalty Shouts has had a scoop on a piece of breaking news. But what did he even do? ...

    Sports | February 25, 2019