Saakshi Gupta

Class of 2014


  • Etiquette Guide: Look like you know what you’re doing

    This whole week, you’ll probably be inundated with information about Carnegie Mellon: how to use the Port Authority buses, how to get along with your roommate, and how to be prepared for your classes. While that information is important and useful, it doesn’t really teach you how to deal with Carnegie Mellon’s unique idiosyncrasies. So here are a few tips on how to seem less like a first-year (no ...

    Pillbox | August 19, 2012
  • Exploring Pittsburgh: a beginner’s guide

    Pittsburgh may seem like a strange, fearsome place where the locals order french fries on their salads and where black and yellow “Stillers” paraphernalia cover every inch of store windows. But despite its regional quirks and sometimes unintelligible dialect, Pittsburgh is actually a manageable city, easily broken down into smaller neighborhoods, each with its own diverse set of attractions. From ...

    Pillbox | August 19, 2012
  • From the 'Basement' to the Big Apple

    Over in the Purnell Center for the Arts, an innovative brand of theater has been brewing, thanks to a student-formed theater company, In The Basement Theater. While the company first grew out of the School of Drama’s annual Playground in 2009, Sophia Schrank, a senior drama student, and her team members quickly realized that the company was something they wanted to continue long after Playground e...

    Pillbox | September 26, 2011
  • Discover the best dining options on campus

    The Exchange (formerly known as Ginger’s)

    Pillbox | August 21, 2011
  • Scream 4 returns to its character and plot roots

    If you love scary movie marathons, then Scream 4 is a must-watch. Add some clichés — two blonde girls, a sharp knife, a telephone call, and a hoarse voice — and you’re good to go. But if you want a completely new storyline with unexpected twists and new faces, then you may want to pass on this movie.

    Pillbox | April 25, 2011