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...

Personal Statements – What a Journey!

The Winter Break between Fall and Spring semesters of your senior year in high school is an incredible time. When I was a high school senior, some of my classmates flew to Jamaica, others to the Philippines and still others to Columbia to visit their relatives. Some...

Moving-In: Jorge at CMU

Hey, my name’s Jorge Alvarez, and I’m a First generation college student. My move-in experience was simple; I rolled my duffle bag-suitcase hybrid to my dorm, Hamerschlag House, named after the first president of CMU, Arthur Hamerschlag. I dropped my...