Leaving CMU… Life Updates + Gap Semester Plans

Long time no talk. I’m still here. Quite literally. I’ve not left my house since my last blog post four months ago except maybe for a handful of trips to the grocery store and socially distanced walks around my neighborhood as I’ve been trying to do my due diligence to stay quarantined. If you weren’t…

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…

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…

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…

Sophomore Year Move In + Room Tour

I’m back! Just finished editing a long overdue video for the Youtube channel with video clips I took back in earlier September. 😅 I filmed this not to be particularly cliche, but because there was a real lack of CMU dorm room videos 2 years ago when I was an anxious pre frosh trying to…

10 Places to Visit While at Carnegie Mellon (or in Pittsburgh)

Disclaimer: I don’t leave campus much. Because CS consume my life. I also don’t do sporty adventure things. Nor am I really a foodie to the great disappointment of my friends. So this is probably a super basic take on aesthetic photo places nearby Carnegie Mellon, but I’m also using this post as an excuse…

A Very 122 Summer

I’m feeling real sleep deprived and sentimental, but here goes nothing. If you weren’t already aware, I first took 122 my first semester at CMU. I assumed I would never be qualified to become a teaching assistant for the class just based on how much I initially struggled in it myself. But today, after painting…

Freshman Spring Semester Classes at Carnegie Mellon

And… I’m back with some more CMU school-related content. I just finished my spring semester about a month ago so these classes are still pretty fresh in my mind. I should say beforehand that the spring semester is where classes for freshmen start to diverge ever so slightly based on each person’s interests and intended…