Rachel Cohen Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • Lunar Gala 2012: Blur

    Electrically engineered clothing, politically charged fashion, and biologically inspired design: These seem unlikely enough on their own, let alone incorporated into the same student-run fashion show. But all of these elements came together on Saturday night for Lunar Gala 2012: Blur, as student designers showcased a diverse array of talent and inspiration. The culmination of a full year of organi...

    Pillbox | February 13, 2012
  • School of Drama tests boundaries of theater

    A blood-lusting vampire, a rebellious son, and a bigoted father were among the characters that took the stage Friday night in the School of Drama’s production of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest. Set in the years surrounding the 1989 Romanian Revolution, the play explores life in Romania under the dictatorship of communist leader Nicolae Ceaucescu, the violent uprising that overthrew him, and the en...

    Pillbox | December 5, 2011
  • Factory Installed tests viewers' perceptions of art

    Tucked away from view on residential Sampsonia Way in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the Mattress Factory hardly seems like an artistic gem at first glance. But on the inside, the museum is a sanctuary of contemporary installation art — “art you can get into,” as the museum literature says.

    Pillbox | November 14, 2011
  • PSO showcases new compositions, players’ talent

    Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven — these are the names we typically assign to classical music. But at Carnegie Mellon Night with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at Heinz Hall last Friday, there were none of the compositions of those long-dead European men. In fact, the pieces on the program were exclusively 20th- and 21st-century works. Carnegie Mellon Night at the PSO offered a vibrant and c...

    Pillbox | November 7, 2011
  • Students seize limelight

    This past Friday night, Carnegie Mellon students displayed a wide array of individual and group talent in the Cèilidh Student Showcase. The showcase featured students from every college at Carnegie Mellon and a diversity of performances in dance, song, and creative writing.

    Pillbox | October 31, 2011

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