College Application Season – Staying on Track

Whether you apply to the one college or thirteen (this was my situation, I really wanted to get in), the college application process is a journey to go to college, the next frontier in your life. Shout out to my friend Malik who told me to “Be selfish.”...

Expectations v. Reality – After 1st Semester

My first semester was fun in some ways and not fun in others. Although the enjoyment and awe of Orientation had finally run out, I spent tons of my time outside of class chatting and meeting new people. In order to save my meal blocks and my DinExtra (Dinex), I...

It’s the Final Countdown! Finals Edition

At CMU, the semester ends on a Friday. That day Activities Board, the only student-led campus organization that holds campus wide events hosts the semesterly extravaganza called End of the Semester. The campus basketball gym, Wiegand Gym, becomes a hub for fun! And...

Self-Care: Am I Allowed to say I Love Myself?

Content Warning: Strong feelings of sadness and inadequacy, needing to go to therapy Ever since arriving to college, I have been hearing a lot about wellness. My adviser for Emerging Leaders emphasizes that “being present” helps you be “your full authentic self.” My...

Completing College Applications is only just the Beginning

Once I completed my college applications, I celebrated. I spent the entire Winter Break my senior year of high school on drafting essays, responses and catchphrases to the quirkier questions of the Common App. I knew it was a matter of waiting until I received my...