Navigating the “New Normal”: Making the Most of an Unusual Summer

In 2020, finding an aspect of life that was not significantly affected is far more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack — with higher education and summer jobs no exception to this trend. As the pandemic forced countries to shut down, college students flocked home to live out their spring semesters and summers.

Gap semester antics: the prequel

I recently made a blog post here saying that I would be taking a leave of absence this fall. There’s a bit of time until the leave actually begins, but I’ve begun to take on projects and establish a plan for the semester: Webtoons In the spirit of saving the best for last, let’s start with […]

The CMU Spirit Is Still There

As we wrap up the semester, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past few months.

Mamba Mentality

A letter to Kobe Bryant written by a young basketball fan.

Looking Back at My First Semester

I know this might sound cliché, but in my experience, time passes by pretty quickly. I remember in high school, I used to look back on previous terms and think to myself, “Wow, was that really three months? It felt more like three weeks.” The strange thing is, I can’t say the same thing about […]

Intensive Outpatient + School

“I know this seems like a scary commitment, but you need this.” I let the words sink in: I needed to dedicate 10.5 hours every week to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Basically, my therapist wedged me between weekly therapy and hospitalization. Was I happy with myself? No. But routine comforted me. I felt like […]

Tepper Autumn Acoustic Cafe

As the leaves change color outside and Thanksgiving break approaches us, the Carnegie Mellon community is bringing out their holiday spirit. On Wednesday, the Tepper School of Business set up a cozy Autumn Acoustic Cafe in the Undergraduate Commons area.

180 Degrees Consulting: Tepper’s Revived Pro Bono Consulting Group

180 Degrees Consulting is a national organization that serves to advance student consulting experience while benefitting local nonprofit organizations. Prior to this year, 180 DC at CMU existed, but then fizzled out due to a myriad of factors. Fortunately for the CMU community, a new president is spearheading the effort to revive the organization into […]

Finding my heart in the work

“Why would you change your major in your senior year?” That’s the first question I hear when I tell people about my major, but I can’t blame them. It’s odd. I was so close to getting my B.S., so why would I be switching right in front of the finish line? The answer is quite simple, […]