Going Home For The Holidays

The funny thing about the universe is that sometimes, just sometimes, you get exactly what you want right when you need it the most. As many a first-year collegiette can probably relate, what I had been longing for more than anything during all of last week was to come home to a lovingly cooked meal, […]

Destigmatizing “Business”

When one typically thinks of an undergraduate “business school,” several images often come to mind. Perhaps most common of all is the vision that all business students walk around wearing suits all day, keeping their business cards on hand, and, as one poster in Carnegie Mellon’s Overheard meme page so eloquently put it, preparing to […]

CMU At Night: A Campus of Lights

There’s nothing quite like walking back to your dorm room after a late night lecture, study session, or review session that makes you feel like you’ve really, truly made it to college. And there’s nothing quite like walking across the Randy Pausch Bridge after dark that makes you feel like you’ve really, truly made it […]

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 […]

Let the Summer Plans Begin!

Of all the semesters I have had at Carnegie Mellon, this past one was by far the busiest. Hopefully yours wasn’t as hectic. But now it’s time to relax and unwind because summer is here! Internships, jobs, vacations, and family get-togethers are just a few of the things that go on during this wonderful time. […]

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!

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 […]

Enjoying Healthy Relationships in College

“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 […]

Best study spots!

Here are some of the best study spots in CMU…

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 […]