Alexandra Kilduff

Class of 2007


  • A senior’s farewell to Pittsburgh

    I debated long and hard over what form this send-off would take; I’m not keen on listing my favorite accomplishments or favorite moments, but I am a fan of lists in general. Then I stumbled upon the Commencement website’s Senior Events Top 100 List, which detailed things you should do before you graduate. It includes such jewels as “Make an appointment with the career center to go over your résumé...

    Forum | April 30, 2007
  • More than just a day at the races

    Floating the taco. Superman steering. Bagging the course. King and Queen of the Hill.

    Pillbox | April 23, 2007
  • To stay or not to stay: One graduating senior’s decision

    As of this editorial’s printing I have 49 days to figure out my life.

    That may sound overdramatic, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way. The list of considerations a senior undergraduate student must take reads like a Choose Your Own Adventure book or an especially diabolical version of that study-hall favorite, M.A.S.H.:

    Forum | April 2, 2007
  • America’s torture fascination

    Since 24 started its sixth season in January, national buzz has descended upon the show’s graphic and frequent portrayal of torture. Special Agent Jack Bauer sticks a knife in a guy’s thigh. Special Agent Jack Bauer breaks some fingers. If Special Agent Jack Bauer has a rough day, then he might end up on the wrong end of the interrogation table; on a good day he gets to bite the villain to ...

    Forum | February 19, 2007
  • Google licenses professor's technology

    On September 1, Google introduced the Google Image Labeler, an online game that invites players to label untagged images in the Google Image Search database. Carnegie Mellon students may find the game strangely familiar; that’s because it was developed by Luis von Ahn, an assistant professor in the computer science department and the creator of the ESP Game, which he licensed to Google earlier thi...

    SciTech | September 18, 2006