Natalie Schmidt

Class of 2020


  • Compōs-It Opera

    If you were around the Cohon Center Studio Theater on Friday night or the Alumni Concert Hall on Saturday evening, you may have heard the graceful lilts of a harp and sharp powerhouse vocals drifting down the hall — that was Compōs-it’s New Works Opera Festival. Featuring seven operas written, composed, and performed by students, Compōs-it’s second festival was even more successful and vivid than ...

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018
  • Josh Groban and Idina Menzel Concert

    Last Friday, on Nov. 16, CMU Alum and Broadway star Josh Groban performed at PPG Paints Arena as part of his Bridges album tour.

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018
  • thank u, next

    When we hear “break up song,” we tend of think of cheating, wistfulness, grief, and Taylor Swift. Most breakup songs are filled with pain, some embodying the audio equivalent of a wave of sadness, and others embodying vengeance and vindication towards an unfaithful ex (Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” anyone?). But little do we hear a breakup song about acceptance — about what comes after th...

    Pillbox | November 12, 2018
  • Shane Dawson, the YouTube Docuseries, and Dramatization

    YouTube is not exactly the first place you’d go to see an in-depth multi-part investigative series, but one of the platform’s famous personalities, Shane Dawson, has carved out a space to create just that. Originally known for his sketches, conspiracy theory videos, and raunchy content, Dawson has since completely rebranded his public image and re-invented himself, aiming for more emotionally impa...

    Pillbox | October 8, 2018
  • 400-year-old Galileo letter reveals his damage control strategy

    Imagine you’re at a Royal Society library in the UK, browsing through the online catalog for some light reading. You’re looking at old manuscripts and documents, when suddenly, you come across an age-old letter marked-up with various amendments and cuts. It looks like any other letter from the 1600s, complete with spots of dark, aged parchment and nearly illegible script; but upon closer inspectio...

    SciTech | October 1, 2018