Brandon Schmuck

Class of 2017


  • 2014 will be year of smart watches

    Last year, Pebble, one of the first smartwatches truly compatible with iOS and Android devices, was released via Kickstarter crowdsourcing. While it has been a somewhat successful product, it has only managed to sell around a few hundred thousand units and has not yet reached mainstream level. Despite the fact that Best Buy and other technology chains now carry it, those outside of the most tech-s...

    Forum | March 24, 2014
  • U.S. indifferent to Yahoo privacy breach

    Having an intimate conversation with your significant other over Yahoo Messenger? You might not be the only one watching.

    Forum | March 3, 2014
  • Sochi cannot afford high-roller attitude

    The Olympics are meant to be a time during which the world puts its differences aside and comes together in a joyous manner to celebrate healthy competition. However, as the final whispers of this year’s Sochi Olympics die down, many questions are being raised concerning the corruption associated with history’s most expensive Games.

    Forum | February 24, 2014
  • Mortar Board lecture inspires students

    Last Thursday, I had the honor of hearing one of the best lectures of my life. Titled “The Moral of the Story,” held by senior honor society Mortar Board in McConomy Auditorium, the event featured four prominent Carnegie Mellon professors, who shared their personal experiences in hopes that students could use them to better their lives. Overall, they gave great advice over a wide array of life top...

    Forum | February 17, 2014
  • Coke uproar says post-racial U.S. a lie

    One of the most talked-about commercials from this year’s Super Bowl was not a comedic one from Budweiser or Geico, but what was meant to be a moving and inspiring video from Coca-Cola. The company's advertisement depicted Americans of various ethnic backgrounds singing "America the Beautiful” in seven foreign languages. While many people saw the commercial as representative of the diversity and ...

    Forum | February 10, 2014