Alexandra Yu Pillbox Editor

Class of 2021


  • Scotch'n'Soda: She Kills Monsters

    This past Friday and Saturday, Scotch’n’Soda Theatre performed Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters, a play about Agnes Evans (Heather Graci) and her younger sister, Tilly (Amber Quinn). The narrator (Jacqui Fashimpaur) begins by telling the audience that Agnes wants her life to be less “boring.” Little does she know how much her life will turn upside down as she soon loses her parents and younger si...

    Pillbox | February 18, 2019
  • CMU Lookbook

    When people think of Carnegie Mellon University, the first word that comes to mind is probably not fashion. However, sophomore computer science major, Darren Mok, hopes to change that. He wants campus to be seen as more than “one-dimensional.” As the creator of the CMU Lookbook page on Instagram (@cmu.lookbook), Mok hopes to bring awareness to the existence of the “underrepresented” style scene on...

    Pillbox | February 4, 2019
  • Origins album review

    Imagine Dragons surprised many with the release of their fourth album, Origins, while finishing up the final leg of their Evolve World Tour. Only a little over a year after the release of their previous album, Origins also came as a surprise because most artists, Imagine Dragons included, do not typically release new albums every year (their first album Night Visions came out in 2012 and *...

    Pillbox | December 3, 2018
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Alexandra,

    I am going home for Thanksgiving and really want to be able to enjoy my time with friends and family back home, but I am really stressed about the last two weeks of classes before finals. I have several major assignments and tests when we return from break, and I don’t know how to balance work with taking a break. Please help!

    Too Hard-pressed, Always Need to Kill Stress

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018
  • Calendar

    Holiday Magic: Let it Glow!
    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    9:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Phipps’ annual Winter Flower Show returns this Friday for another spectacular season. With flowers, lights, music boxes, nutcrackers, and more in celebration of the holidays, you won’t want to miss this festive display!

    Films of Kubrick
    Row House Cinema
    1:30 p.m.

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018