August Reading List 2020

One last blog post hurrah before school starts again in just a few days. This past month, I’ve been in a bit of a lingering existential crisis mood just with the extra free time to think now that my internship is over and realizing that I’m turning 21 very soon, I probably will only have…

Sophomore Spring Semester Classes at Carnegie Mellon

It’s here. Finally. My biannual blog post about my college classes. Why am I posting this in August nearly 3 months after the end of the spring semester you might ask? Well, I started trying to write this blog post back in late May, but I only made it through half-way before hitting a writer’s…

July Reading List 2020

This post is admittedly a few days overdue now that we are technically already a week into August. But… we’ll blame that on my end of internship work binge and a lovely hurricane induced multiple day power outage at my house. Lack of internet and power aside, let’s get to the books I read in…

Qualities of a Good Teaching Assistant

When describing the culture of CMU SCS, I think its undeniable to in part cite our TA culture and the uniquely commonplace experience for undergraduates in SCS to simultaneously maintain the dual roles of being a Teaching Assistant in one class while being a student in other classes. For me personally, becoming a TA has…

June Reading List 2020

My commitment to reading this summer has surprisingly not fallen to complete shambles after one month. Although, truth be told, the thought of making this blog post definitely kept me reading in moments of waning motivation. Same as last time, below is the list of books that I’ve enjoyed this month for which I won’t…

May Reading List 2020

Free from the never ending pile of schoolwork, as sophomore year has recently come to an end, I’ve finally had the opportunity to start reading books again. Yes, that’s right books, not textbooks. Below is the list of books that I’ve enjoyed this month. I’ll spare you my own personal summary of the books as…

Why Can’t We Be Friends

Reflections on friendships written by two online friends for my senior year Advanced Philosophy of Friendships class. **In the new age of normalized online communication and online only interactions during quarantine, I thought it finally fitting to share arguably my proudest piece of writing in collaboration with my fellow classmate. ***If you’re not feeling up…

Carnegie Mellon SCS Admitted and Prospective Student FAQs

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I figured since COVID-19 is preventing a lot of high school students, especially newly admitted ones, from visiting campus and attending a lot of the admitted student events at Carnegie Mellon that I would make this video to answer some of the frequently asked questions…

Sophomore Fall Semester Classes at Carnegie Mellon

Hellloo and happy holidays! I’m finally back and on winter break and doing better than ever! Academically, this semester has been my best semester so far so I’ll give you a run down of the classes I took and my thoughts on each of them. Just a quick reminder if you’re new here, I’m a…