Alexandra Yu

Class of 2021

Articles

  • Reputation

    Some love her, others hate her, but nobody can deny that Taylor Swift is one of the most influential singer-songwriters and pop stars of the 21st century. With all of her previous five albums having over four million sales each in the U.S. alone, and with over 104 million and 85 million followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively, Swift has a huge presence around the globe. So when the content...

    Pillbox | November 13, 2017
  • AcaPittsburgh

    This past Friday crowds filled McConomy Auditorium for the annual AcaPittsburgh benefit concert. The charity event was started in 2008 by Counterpoint, one of Carnegie Mellon University's all-female a cappella groups, and this year the proceeds from AcaPittsburgh ticket and merchandise sales went to People to People, an organization that helps provide music education to those in developing countri...

    Pillbox | November 6, 2017
  • Young Frankenstein

    Scotch’n’Soda’s production of Young Frankenstein, a musical adaption of the cult classic comedic-horror film of the same name by Mel Brooks, thrilled audiences this past Hallo-weekend with its hilarious take on a classic horror story. It left most in fits of giggles and guffaws all throughout the show, while also exploring the themes of identity, rediscovering one’s roots, and defying expectatio...

    Pillbox | October 30, 2017
  • Turtles All the Way Down

    Five years. It’s been five long years of waiting for a new John Green book to be published, and now the wait is finally over. Green is inarguably one of the most popular young adult authors out there. A prolific writer, he published his first six novels (four solo and two co-written) within a span of seven years. But then it came to a stop, until Turtles All the Way Down, Green’s newest novel, r...

    Pillbox | October 16, 2017
  • Banned Books

    We need to be more accepting of those who “turn the world to glass.” Like Ralph Waldo Emerson says in his essay, “The Poet,” the ideal individual in society is unconventional and deviates from the norm in order to expose society to the realities of the world. However, people like these, including the authors of many controversial yet important texts, are people we often need but do not want in our...

    Pillbox | October 2, 2017