2018 is the year of the dog. To celebrate, CMU put together its annual Lunar Gala. Over a hundred CMU students, along with members of the Pittsburgh community, come together to create a show centered around the Zodiac animal of the lunar calendar. This year’s theme was Ferox. Lunar Gala described it as follows: “Ferox is […]
About Madeline Kim | Professional Writing and Undergraduate Business 2021
Madeline is an Alabama native who, after four years in Pittsburgh, is caught between the worlds of “y’all” and “yinz”.
She dedicated her first three years of college to completing a BS in Business Administration in the Tepper School of Business along with a minor in Professional Writing in Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. However, she switched the two during her senior year. She is taking a gap semester during fall 2020 and working as a Social Media Director for the new social media app, TurnUp Activism.
Additionally, she is continuing her commitment to The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student-run newspaper, where she is both an editor and a member of the executive committee. Some of her passions outside of journalism lie in mental health advocacy and fighting for inclusivity. Outside of the classroom, she likes to create Webtoons, film videos, write, and make aesthetically pleasing bowls of oatmeal.
Entries by Madeline Kim | Professional Writing and Undergraduate Business 2021
“Having a [significant other] is like having a 12 unit course, and I can’t afford to overload,” some students like to joke. There’s a grain of truth to that statement; relationships do take time and effort for anyone, not just for college students. Whether you decide to have a partner in college is completely up to personal […]
“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” This quote looks nice in an inspirational tweet or illustrated in an Instagram photo, but truly embracing failure as a part of life is a whole different story, especially for someone who is not familiar with failure. Now, I’m not encouraging reckless behavior. “Doubling your failure rate” does […]
One of my biggest regrets freshman year was not leaving my comfort zone more. I often pushed myself too much physically and mentally. Ultimately, this caused me to feel as though I almost wasted my first year. Luckily, the new year calls for a new school year, thus a new beginning. My roommate invited me […]
‘Tis the season for gingerbread men, holiday preparation, gift-giving…and finals. Most of us are wanting a fast-forward button that skips over the end of the semester and straight into winter break, but unfortunately, we must finish off strong regardless of whatever offers or admissions we may have that are waiting for us. Get a Chrome […]
‘Tis the season for Common Application. High school seniors everywhere are frantically applying to colleges and are all faced with one grappling question: “What do you want to do with your life?” Growing up, I was so sure I wanted to become a medical doctor, just like all of my uncles. I would go through […]
Mental health is a daunting topic yet something I am passionate about. In the spring semester, CMU put up big posters with prompts such as “CMU Stress Culture Doesn’t Exist. Thoughts?” where students could put their thoughts. Additionally, former president Subra Suresh had talked about expanding Counseling and Psychological Services, CaPS, so that it is […]
Majoring in business, I thought that my extracurricular activities should center mostly around my major and help me find my concentration. Thus, I spent the first semester of freshman year going to various activities and general body meetings (GBMs) of various organizations: Undergraduate Marketing Organization (UMO), Introductory Finance Society (IFS), and case competitions. Trying out […]