What’s Really Different About College

“Transitioning,” “adjusting,” “change”: much like the buzzwords “holistic” and “midterms,”  “making the transition to college” is one of those phrases that brings along with it a lot more stress than it actually should. Contrary to my own expectations heading into my freshman year at CMU, I did not spend my first few days wandering around […]

Tepper Ice Cream Social & Club Fair

Students from undergraduate Business and Economics mingled outside the new Tepper building while the undergraduate Business advisors served up Millie’s ice cream and various student groups advertised their organizations to prospective members.

Stever Speaks: A night of passion and stories

Last Saturday April 28, residents of Stever House gathered for one of its last large community event – Stever Speaks. Stever House is a first-year residence hall community on campus. More notably it is also known as the “Green House” as it is the first residence hall in the US to be LEED certified. Its […]

Tips for a successful college transition for the Class of 2022

It’s always good to start college on the right foot. Here are some tips for the incoming freshman of class of 2022 regarding a smooth transition to college!

OMG FOMO

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is real. Life is so short, and we want to cram as much as we can in the limited time we have. We make heat-of-the-moment decisions. We crack under pressure (specifically, time pressure). We want to be in everything we can: parties, hangouts, get-togethers, Deans List, everything. What’s the worst […]

Lunar Gala 2018

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 […]

Embracing failure

“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 […]

New year, new me?

The advent of a new year means an opportunity to become a better person and an opportunity to resolve to transform and move in a positive direction. In the light of this, resolutions are good to chart out a path to reflect on and indulge in whats important.