Aishwarya Vijai

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  • Should Black Panther win Best Picture?

    Black Panther, one of Marvel’s three movies released in 2018, earned over $1 billion at the box office, making it the world’s ninth highest grossing film of all time. Now, it’s up for seven Oscar nominations, a new high for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and superhero movies alike. It’s the first superhero movie to get a Best Picture nod from the Academy, but is it well deserved? Could *Black Pan...

    Pillbox | January 28, 2019
  • If Not Now, When?

    Music has always brought people together in times of joy, sadness, and anger, and this was the notion that inspired If Not Now, When?, the open mic night on Friday, Nov. 2 at the College of Fine Arts Building.

    Pillbox | November 5, 2018
  • Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights

    Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights may not be the place to be if you’re a scare enthusiast. I don’t get scared easily, but I didn’t expect to feel like I was strolling through a park while supposedly going through a vampire’s lair. I doubt that’s what people paid $40 for, or $60 if you wanted to avoid waiting in lines until midnight. Of all the pros to my Kennywood experience, the roller coaster my...

    Pillbox | October 29, 2018
  • Diwali

    On Friday, Oct. 12, CMU OM and Mayur SASA put together a wonderful evening to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. The event ran from 6-12 p.m. at Rangos Ballroom and showcased musical and dance performances alongside traditional activities such as painting diyas (candles), and applying mehndi. Falling on family weekend, the event also saw many parents attend to watch their children pe...

    Pillbox | October 15, 2018
  • Maroon 5 Lights Up PPG Paints Arena

    Maroon 5's concert at PPG Arena, on Saturday, Sept. 28, was the very first concert I'd ever been to. To say I was excited was an understatement. After spending $40 on a t-shirt we could have made for $10, my friend and I entered the arena with huge smiles on our faces and giddy with excitement. Julia Michaels was the opening act for the band. Breezing through her hits such as “I Miss You,” she als...

    Pillbox | October 1, 2018