Mairéad Pettit Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • Alumnus offers student writers brain food

    Few things are as dear to Western Pennsylvanians as the 1968 horror film, Night of the Living Dead, filmed in Evans City, Pa., by horror movie pioneer and Carnegie Institute of Technology alumnus George A. Romero. Stephen Catanzarite (DC ’90) combined his love for the film with his creative writing background to create Night of the Living Dead: The Opera.

    Pillbox | November 4, 2013
  • Emma Approved gives Austen a modern spin

    Emma Approved, the latest collaboration between Bernie Su and Hank Green of Pemberley Digital, premiered online last Monday. The duo formed the production company Pemberley Digital after their success with web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which captured the hearts of viewers and went on to win two Streamy Awards and an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

    Pillbox | October 14, 2013
  • TV spinoff takes viewers down the rabbit hole

    Fantasy and reality collided once again on Thursday with the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on ABC. The show is a spinoff of Once Upon a Time, now in its third season.

    Pillbox | October 14, 2013
  • Drout presents one lecture to rule them all

    Students, faculty, and even some children came to the Wean 7500 lecture hall last Thursday to hear “How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien,” a part of the Carol Brown Lecture Series sponsored by the English department. Giving the lecture was Michael D.C. Drout (DC’90), who currently teaches Old and Middle English, science fiction, and the works of Tolkien at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. The lecture addres...

    Pillbox | October 7, 2013
  • The quarterly Gallery Crawl makes a splash in Downtown's Cultural District

    A car covered in doll appendages, a 40-foot rubber duck on the Allegheny River, and multisensory exhibitions — Friday night was one of many strange and exciting firsts as Pittsburghers and students alike gathered in Downtown’s Cultural District for the quarterly Gallery Crawl, hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

    Pillbox | September 30, 2013

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