Brent Heard Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • Annual Relay for Life event beats weather, raises cancer awareness

    As the sun began to set on last Friday evening, Carnegie Mellon students took to the Cut to begin the 2011 Relay for Life.

    News | October 17, 2011
  • Student government hosts week of events to improve transparency

    With the academic year now in full swing, Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate Student Senate hosted “Student Senate Week,” a series of events aimed to increase visibility and awareness of Senate within the student body.

    News | October 10, 2011
  • Statistically Speaking

    Founded in 1997 as a DVD-by-mail service, Netflix quickly expanded into the market of streaming video and developed a large customer base. However, in recent weeks, Netflix has become the subject of controversy after the company announced price changes and internal restructures aimed to discourage use of its DVD service. With customers facing a dilemma, here are some statistics on Netflix:

    News | October 3, 2011
  • Mixpanel hosts pro-startup talk

    With the EOC, TOC, and BOC on campus last week, Carnegie Mellon students heard a great deal about future careers and opportunities. While many larger and more well-known tech firms were offering soon-to-be graduates lucrative deals, a startup company called Mixpanel was sending a different message. Mixpanel members hosted a talk titled “Why to Join a Startup over Google” in Gates Hillman last Thur...

    News | September 26, 2011
  • Statistically Speaking

    Over the past week, most news coverage has been focused on the beginning of two seasons: election season and football season. This became an issue when President Obama scheduled his job creation speech on the evening of Sept. 8, just before the first game of the new NFL season. With Americans having to choose between two pastimes, here are some quick facts on politics and football:

    News | September 19, 2011