Natalie Schmidt

Class of 2020


  • New fish species discovered in deep ocean

    Imagine a deep sea fish. Are you picturing large eyes, sharp teeth, maybe even a light extending from its head? You’re probably seeing something along the lines of an anglerfish, a la Finding Nemo. How about something more translucent, small, and scale-less? “Jelly-like,” even?

    SciTech | September 24, 2018
  • Sierra Burgess is a Terrible Person

    When the main character finally gets the love interest, the audience is supposed to cheer for them, be elated – overjoyed, even. It’s the moment of joy that the whole movie has been building up to, leading to a satisfying and heartwarming end. However, as I watched Sierra Burgess finally kiss her love interest, Jamey, I found myself yelling “Nooo!” at the top of my lungs.

    Pillbox | September 24, 2018
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    Based on the YA novel of the same name, To All The Boys I've Loved Before follows Lara Jean (Lana Condor), a young girl in her junior year of high school. When Lara Jean has a crush so intense that she doesn’t know what to do, she writes a letter; but when her letters mysteriously get out, all her crushes find out how she felt about them - all at once. One of her past crushes, Peter, suggests th...

    Pillbox | September 10, 2018
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Hey Natalie,

    So I’m about to start my first semester at college, and I come from out of state. I was the only one from my school – from my town, even – to go to Carnegie Mellon, so I feel like I’m all alone here. Everyone in my hometown all went to the same school, so we all practically grew up together. Coming here, I feel like I left everything behind – including all my friends.

    Pillbox | August 20, 2018
  • Interview with Kimbra

    Grammy-winning artist, Kimbra, is a free spirit. Her newest album, Primal Heart is raw, honest, and it tells the story of her journey to musical success. In her interview with Pillbox staffwriter Natalie Schmidt (N), Kimbra (K) opens up about the inspirations for her music and new album, as well as her plans for the future.

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018