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Tales from Abroad: The Olympics in Rio

It’s 7 a.m., and you are standing on the terrace of the nicest apartment you have ever, or probably will ever, be in — all big windows and white leather...

Tales from 'Abroad': Southern California

I landed at LAX all alone three months ago with way too little planning, way too much stuff, and no idea what to expect. I was more nervous than I ever...

Head Orientation Counsellors welcome Freshmen with fond memories

Everyone remembers Orientation Week at Carnegie Mellon. Almost every hour of every day is jam packed with unfamiliar but awesome places, people and activities....

Tales from Abroad: Composing in Canada

Canadians: “Yeah, I wasn’t really too sure what to expect, but I was surprised, you and the other Americans are so nice and normal!” Me: “Ummm, thank...

Carnegie Mellon: The Secret Survival Guide

Orientation Week is a ton of fun, but don’t let it fool you into thinking that Carnegie Mellon is always this great. Things can get busy. Very very busy....

Advice for Awkward People

Dear Sarah, I’m an incoming first-year and I’m anxious about a lot of things, but what really frightens me are certain invasions of privacy that come...

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