Natalie Schmidt

Class of 2020


  • A Telltale Sign of Financial Insecurity

    Telltale Games — there’s no denying that they had a significant impact on the popularity of narrative-driven games. Famous for their The Walking Dead series and The Wolf Among Us games, Telltale crafted a unique episodic form of storytelling that emphasized the importance of the player’s choices. The company specialized in branching storylines and provided a greater degree of agency to the pla...

    Pillbox | October 1, 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
  • New fish species discovered in deep ocean

    Imagine a deep sea fish. Are you picturing large eyes, sharp teeth, maybe even a light extending from its head? You’re probably seeing something along the lines of an anglerfish, a la Finding Nemo. How about something more translucent, small, and scale-less? “Jelly-like,” even?

    SciTech | September 24, 2018
  • Sierra Burgess is a Terrible Person

    When the main character finally gets the love interest, the audience is supposed to cheer for them, be elated – overjoyed, even. It’s the moment of joy that the whole movie has been building up to, leading to a satisfying and heartwarming end. However, as I watched Sierra Burgess finally kiss her love interest, Jamey, I found myself yelling “Nooo!” at the top of my lungs.

    Pillbox | September 24, 2018
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    Based on the YA novel of the same name, To All The Boys I've Loved Before follows Lara Jean (Lana Condor), a young girl in her junior year of high school. When Lara Jean has a crush so intense that she doesn’t know what to do, she writes a letter; but when her letters mysteriously get out, all her crushes find out how she felt about them - all at once. One of her past crushes, Peter, suggests th...

    Pillbox | September 10, 2018