Matthew Benusa

Class of 2021


  • How to survive CMU: sports

    Even if you’ve only been on Carnegie Mellon’s campus for two days, you’ve probably been made aware that sports at Carnegie Mellon are not particularly exciting, but has anyone ever actually considered the reverse argument? That sports at our small to medium sized school are actually some of the most interesting things to watch? No, of course not. Everyone loves to bash Carnegie Mellon sports at la...

    Sports | August 19, 2019
  • CMU varsity sports, club sports, and intramural sports

    Just five days after the first day of classes, Carnegie Mellon sports teams start their regular season matches. First up, the men’s and women’s soccer teams will square off against the Salisbury University Sea Eagles at Salisbury and the Aurora University Spartans at home. Later that night, the women’s volleyball team will play Denison University in Cleveland at Case Western.

    Sports | August 19, 2019
  • The Farewell - film review

    Beware: this movie is not as advertised. The Farewell is billed as a heartbreaking tearjerker of a movie, but the movie is more like a comedy with some tender moments. Its tender moments are often nostalgic and cathartic, rather than dramatic.

    Pillbox | August 19, 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
  • penalty shouts: paul george and unwritten rules

    Unwritten rules make the world go round. They are what keep people from doing silly things like pooping on the sidewalk or doing a double-clutch dunk as time runs out on an assured win. (There may be some written law that says not to poop on the sidewalk, but I digress.)

    Sports | April 22, 2019