Coldplay, not Beyoncé, culturally appropriates in new music video
Cultural appropriation is a very complicated topic, despite what many seem to think. There is no clear black and white distinction between right and wrong here — it is all a gray area. The gray is something that I think gets lost in a lot of the debates surrounding the issue. You cannot clearly define lines between what is correct and what is not when it comes to taking things from another culture...Forum | February 15, 2016
"P.O.C." fails as umbrella term in Mizzou protests
In recent weeks, the University of Missouri, more popularly known as Mizzou, has been shaken by protests surrounding the administration’s mistreatment of black students and failure to provide a safe space. These protests won a resignation from Mizzou’s university president and school chancellor and spread to colleges across the country, including Yale University, Ithaca University, and Claremont-M...Forum | November 16, 2015
CMU's visiting policy makers are all talk, not enough action
We’ve had a busy week here at Carnegie Mellon. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited last Friday, the Indian Ambassador to the United States Arun Singh arrived on Saturday, and his counterpart, the United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma, showed up on Wednesday. All of their talks had one thing in common: none mentioned the real problems of the issues they brought up.Forum | September 28, 2015
Make the most of your time at CMU with passion, drive, and friendship
“You have to choose” is a myth that well-meaning people tell us throughout our lives. Choose a major, choose a career, choose a goal. “Because you can’t do it all,” they say. I’m here to tell you that you can. But I’m also here to tell you that you don’t have to.Forum | August 24, 2015
DEBATE: Are improving Indo-U.S. relations good news?
See the PRO side of this debate here.
I’ve been wary of Narendera Modi ever since he came into office as the prime minister of India, and Obama’s recent visit to India and the blossoming relationship between the two countries just confirmed my uneasiness.Forum | February 2, 2015