100 Things I’m Grateful for in 2020

Without much necessary explanation, this year has been pretty terrible, for the world globally, but also for a lot of people personally. I too experienced some lows with the many things that I had dreamed, envisioned, and planned on accomplishing that just never came to fruition or simply got canceled. However, I readily acknowledge this…

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…

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…

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…

College School Supplies: SCS Edition

I remember around this time last year, I was scouring the web for college school supplies lists and making very detailed plans of what exactly I might need at college. If I were to go back and give my pre-frosh self or other incoming freshmen some brief advice, here are some of the things I…

Freshman Fall Semester Classes at Carnegie Mellon

Let’s talk classes! Here’s what I took my first semester and *approximately* what classes you can expect to take as a first semester freshman at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science. 07-128 Freshman Immigration Course Every fall, Carnegie Mellon SCS welcomes in approximately 200+ incoming freshman into their program and every one of them is…