Alexandra Yu Assistant Pillbox Editor

Class of 2021


  • Crazy Rich Asians

    “He would never give up trying. He would take an impossible situation and make everything possible,” wrote Kevin Kwan in his bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians. To many, it may have seemed impossible for Crazy Rich Asians to be adapted to film at all, much less become a blockbuster this summer. But director Jon M. Chu and author Kevin Kwan were determined to have this film in theaters, no ma...

    Pillbox | September 10, 2018
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Alexandra,

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018
  • ALLIES: "Breaking the Silence"

    The Day of Silence, started in 1996 at the University of Virginia and organized by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is observed annually in the United States and many other countries and serves to acknowledge those in the LGBTQ+ community who have been harassed or bullied due to their identities.

    Pillbox | April 23, 2018
  • Love, Simon

    “Everyone deserves a great love story,” declared 20th Century Fox when promoting the movie. And, a great love story is definitely what you get. But, Love, Simon is so much more than a cute high school romance. It is also a powerful story about identity, growth, and pushing back against societal expectations. Though unfortunate that it has taken so long, it seems appropriate then that *Love, Simo...

    Pillbox | April 16, 2018
  • Calendar

    Tuesday, March 27
    CMU Art Lecture: Frances Stark
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    McConomy Auditorium

    The Carnegie Mellon Art Lecture series continues with a talk from artist Frances Stark. Stark’s autobiographical art uses photography, drawings, collages, and many other forms to tell her story. Hear her discuss her work and its focus on “intimate spaces of communication” for free this Tuesday!

    Pillbox | March 26, 2018