Matthew Benusa

Class of 2021


  • Ad Astra review

    Ad Astra is in much the same vein as the other recent, hyperreal, science fiction features about a near-future world with just a hint of dystopia: Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian. Much like these others, our main character (Brad Pitt) travels to the far reaches of the galaxy to find out just how much he loves the Earth. As a whole, the movie is a generally successful work, that hits...

    Pillbox | September 30, 2019
  • CMU football at MIT

    On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon football team traveled to Cambridge, MA to play the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in their first regular-season matchup. The final score of the game was 24–7 for the Tartans.

    Sports | September 9, 2019
  • Fall CMU sports

    Over the past two weeks, the fall season for Tartan sports has kicked into gear. Cross country, soccer, and women’s volleyball have all had matches in the two weeks since the start of the new semester.

    Sports | September 9, 2019
  • penalty shouts: Randy Dobnak, the baseball Uber driver

    This is Penalty Shouts, The Tartan’s sports column inspired by the The New Yorker’s column Daily Shouts. This satire-fueled column will focus on anything and everything funny in the sports world that is deserving of our comedic attention.

    Sports | September 9, 2019
  • The Lasting Legacy of Toni Morrison

    Toni Morrison, the celebrated American author, died two weeks ago on Aug. 5 at the age of 88 due to complications from pneumonia. Her role in the contemporary American canon can never be overstated. Novels like The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Sula, Jazz, and Morrison’s magnum opus, Beloved, have earned their way into colleges and high schools across the country.

    Pillbox | August 19, 2019