Mel Kerber Online Editor

Class of 2021


  • An ode to a mascot: something Gritty this way comes

    It was a Monday afternoon.

    A normal Monday, by all accounts. Nothing seemed amiss. The birds were chirping, the sun was shining, the people were out enjoying life.

    Then the ground began to shake, and the sky to the east began to turn a horrifying, sickening shade of orange.

    Sports | October 1, 2018
  • The Athletic’s business model is shortsighted and stale

    On The Athletic’s home page, a heavy font proclaims it loudly as: “The New Standard of Sports Journalism.” Above it are the topics you can explore: from the USA to Canada, the site boasts exclusive hockey, football, baseball, and college sports coverage. Even just glancing at the contributors, there are plenty of instantly recognizable names for even casual purveyors of...

    Sports | September 10, 2018
  • Get to know Carnegie Mellon’s club sports teams!

    Students at Carnegie Mellon are known for their diverse set of interests, and nowhere is this clearer than in options for club sports. From the more traditional soccer, basketball, and baseball, to anything from cricket to Quidditch, there are countless options to get involved while on campus.
    So what are club sports? Unlike varsity sports, club sports are entirely student-run. They establish the...

    Sports | August 20, 2018
  • NHL Playoffs Preview: Penguins aim for a three-peat

    This spring, the weather is inconsistent, but one thing about Pittsburgh holds true — the return of playoff hockey.

    Sports | April 9, 2018
  • Hochstedler reflects on CMU career

    This year at the NCAA Championships, the Carnegie Mellon University women’s Swimming and Diving Team placed 15th overall — the highest team finish in the school’s history. Leading this charge was senior Kim Hochstedler, who broke a school record with a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. A competitive swimmer since the age of nine, Hochstedler collected an All-American Honor and an Al...

    Sports | April 2, 2018

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