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Escaping the Comfort Zone
Dressed up before the big show. Wearing a bird costume in front of a thousand people definitely requires a leap from the comfort zone. Photo Credit: Sydney Roslin It's been a while since I've updated my blog, but after a busy week with Greek Sing, classes, ...

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Go Learn Something New and Maximize Life
As the end of the semester approaches at Carnegie Mellon and most people are frantically stressing to maximize their exam scores next week, I’m hanging out at Starbuck’s writing after a long walk down Forbes and Murray. I’m not looking to gloat that my work...

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Election 2016: Where have American Ideals Gone?
Yesterday, many of the ideals of America died, and it's not because you think. Yes, a Donald Trump presidency scares me as much as the next person, but the reactions of voters and overall sentiment of this election scares me a million times more. This is th...

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How to Cheat at Pokemon Go and Become a Pokemaster from Your Room!
During my latest Pokemon Go expedition, I recently discovered a flaw in the game and iOS that would allow me to travel to any location in the world and collect Pokemon with ease, all without leaving the comfort of my room. Below is how I was able to accompl...

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Crazy Adventures through Southern India
Fort Aguada in Goa Earlier this year, I was sitting in my apartment in the Bay Area when something hit me: a quarter of my life was over, and I had never stepped foot outside of North America. I had a sudden taste for adventure that was made fresh by the fr...

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Living the Life of an Individualist
As I look back at the amazing year that was 2015, I cannot believe just how many great experiences and people that I have had in my life. This year, I have done everything that I could to both live life in the moment and develop my self for the future. Thro...

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Some deep thoughts about life for college students and young people trying to make their place in life.

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Quit Labeling Yourself and Be Different
During my nightly Facebook browsing, I came across an article written by a friend from high school, entitled "Have a Desire To Learn... Everything, Not Just What You 'Want To Do.'" In this article, my friend details how he ran into a medical student who had...

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Tetramorph Avionics: My Experience Building a Lunar Rover
Team Photo From End of Semester Presentation In most courses I have taken throughout my life, the closest that I have gotten to a real-world experience is reading about it in a textbook.  However, this semester, I had the chance to take a course that truly ...
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