When it comes to campus traditions, Carnegie Mellon has its fair share. From Scottish kilts to Underground pipes, the campus is brimming with history, albeit relatively esoteric to its students. One such tradition, the Fence, holds a place in the Guinness Book and in the hearts of the students.
Picture this: it’s April, and you’re a junior. While your friends seem to all have summer plans lined up, you’re scrambling for an internship while trying to finish your second to last year of undergrad strong. If you’re me, you don’t need to imagine. That was my spring semester until I got a message on […]
“I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” That’s a quote from the season finale of the Office when Andy Bernard, one of the characters, shares his reflections about his time at the company, Dunder Mifflin. For him, he shares that throughout his […]
Below are pictures from Tuesday’s screenings at the Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room of the final videos for the 82-284 Multicultural Pittsburgh class. Feel free to stop by the room when it’s available and the desk attendant and/or Prof. Caspar himself can help get you on the headsets!
A few weeks ago, TEDxCMU had their annual conference on campus. Current students, professors, alumni, and innovators from around the country were invited to give TEDx talks. This year’s theme was Ripple Effect: speakers shared their latest ideas whose impacts could possibly propagate and impact people around the world. The TEDxCMU board had the opportunity […]
About two weeks ago, 80 first-years and 11 upperclass mentors gathered once again over food, fun and festivities. The occasion? To celebrate the 11 different projects and lessons learned that happened over the past six weeks. With focus areas ranging from income inequality to sustainability, the projects showcased both direct and indirect service, on and […]
Midterm season can be a stressful time, but more often than not it can actually be more beneficial to take a break every now and then than to keep working through the entire time. Some of my go-to de-stressing activities at CMU include: Going for a run or walk in Schenley Park and the surrounding […]
At CMU, my advisor, Rubab Jafry O’Connor, takes on the roles of an academic coach, life coach, career mentor, and teacher. With cultural overlap, we share similar drive, mindsets, health-consciousness, and humor, and I’ve found both meaningful critique and praise in our discussions while feeling a sense of equality and mutual respect. Over the […]
As I drove back to school at the end of spring break, I began to reflect on my college career. With nine weeks left, what can I still do to get the most out of my remaining days here at Carnegie Mellon University?
This past Monday, I went with my freshman-year Community Advisor and a friend I met through The Tartan to see Watsky. I’ve been a huge fan since freshman year when I heard him appear on The Hamilton Mixtape. x Infinity had released just a few months before, so I immediately jumped to that and fell in […]
It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost half a year since the Tepper Quad officially opened its doors and started a new chapter in Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School’s history. With the focus of providing a space for further collaboration and top-tiered business education, the Tepper Quad has certainly been at the center […]
Last month, I had the exciting opportunity to host two students for Celebration of Diversity Weekend. When I was a prospective student, I also visited CMU through these weekend programs, which they have at several times throughout the year. I was able to tour the campus, talk to faculty and students, attend a class, live in […]
Being a college student is hard. Being in a long-distance relationship (LDR) is hard. Put them together and sometimes the combined pressure feels intense. Making such a commitment isn’t for everybody, and these lessons aren’t ones that can only come from being in an LDR. However, I feel as though this experience was needed for […]