Q+A with Christian Lopez
Talking to acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Christian Lopez felt a lot like talking to a Carnegie Mellon student. He’s incredibly driven and incredibly busy. Only 22 years old, Christian Lopez released his second album Red Arrow on Sept. 22, kicked off a tour last Friday, and already has plans for his next project in the works. A high achiever, Lopez is driven by a genuine passio...Pillbox | October 9, 2017
Q&A with Tyler Bates
Friday night I found myself backstage at Stage AE surrounded by black leather-clad, heavily makeup-ed, world-class musicians. These were not just any musicians, they were the members of Marilyn Manson’s band. Among them was Tyler Bates, a highly sought-after rock guitarist who has proven himself a master at creating astounding musical narratives.Pillbox | October 2, 2017
Thursday night, I found myself standing in the lobby of the Byham Theater surrounded by couples young and old, groups of artsy friends, and entire families, as we waited to see The Moth mainstage event Voices Carry. The Moth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. Unlike The Moth’s more commonly known StorySLAM events, which feature the stories of audience members, mai...Pillbox | September 18, 2017
CMU Survival Guide
As someone who is in constant flux between days when I feel overwhelmed and incompetent and days when I feel in control and impossibly content, I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m qualified to give advice on how to survive (let alone thrive) at Carnegie Mellon.
What I can say is I love it here, but it took some time to learn how.Pillbox | September 11, 2017