Sabrina Porter Contributing Editor

Class of 2010


  • Mrs. Obama’s appearance on Sesame Street not biased

    Last year, conservatives waged war on Oscar the Grouch. When Oscar poked fun at “Pox News” and called it a trashy news source, conservatives said that Oscar was purposefully putting down Fox News, and thus showing a political bias.

    Forum | November 9, 2009
  • Tax on overweight not way to decrease obesity

    Overweight people may soon be adding more than their pounds to their daily consumption — a Senate bill passed last week could soon have them paying more for their health insurance. The health reform bill would allow employers and private insurers to charge overweight people more money than people of healthy weights for their health care coverage.

    Forum | November 2, 2009
  • Lengthening school year is not the right way to increase scores

    The college bubble may soon engulf even more of our lives, if President Obama and the Secretary of Education have it their way. They have proposed a lengthening of the required hours in a school day or in the school year. They believe that in this global economy, American test scores must compete with foreign ones, and more school is the answer.

    Forum | October 12, 2009
  • S. African education system in need of radical reforms

    For South Africa to produce the world’s next generation of engineers or doctors, extreme reform is in order. In fact, change is needed if the country even hopes for over 50 percent of its elementary school population to pass the “matric,” the main nationwide test at each grade level.

    Forum | September 28, 2009
  • International dignitaries arrive in Pgh for G20

    This week, Carnegie Mellon is in the midst of an international meeting of the minds as the world’s leading economic experts arrive in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh will soon host the G20 Economic Summit, a meeting of leaders from 20 of the world’s emerging and industrialized countries to discuss the need for change and cooperation in the global economy. In the wake of the most recent recession, the confe...

    News | September 21, 2009

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