• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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Mid-Semester Reflections: Half full or Half Empty

I am halfway done with the semester! The optimist in me rejoices. I still have half a semester to go. The realist in me awakens.

Looking ahead to two weeks of no classes (yes, I will be missing school for a week after break – oops-keep an eye out on my blog for details!!), I cannot help but go down memory lane to a few weeks ago when I began the semester, a week after school started (oops again-missing school seems to be a part of me this semester!). Here are some chronological highlights of the semester so far:

January

I had an exciting start to the new year and to the last half of my semester. I spent the first eighteen days in Zimbabwe (home, sweet, home ) and I remember waking up to bright and warm mornings and going to bed with fat raindrops pounding the rooftops. Before I realized it, it was time to embark on the 2-day cross-Atlantic journey back to CSS! Luckily, the Minnesotan winter was forgiving and I didn’t have to stress much about the weather as I was with catching up on school work.

February

Perfect month not only for love but for saving GPAs! Had a lot of exams, tests, and quizzes in the first two weeks and I was glad Community Day came to the rescue as I would have gone bersek with the amount of work I needed to get done. Moreover, I was applying for several internships and research programs and this took a huge chunk out of my time as I had to not only polish my resume, cover letter, and applications, but also interview with a good number of the companies I applied to. I will describe my application experience in a separate post!

March

March Madness. March Mathness. March – the month of Mathmagic, Spring, muddy roads, and Pi. Pi Day. Lots of excitement and anxiety in March. Now that Valentine’s Day is past, there are no more public occassions to declare and share ‘some love’. To deal with that, thank heavens, there is Spring Break and you should have seen me last Friday looking ready-to-bolt out of the classroom before it even started.

April

We are not there yet mate. Come back next month, maybe during Easter break, and find out how things are going and what other exhilarating stuff I’m doing in and outside school.

May

First read April reflection and mark your calendar because May is my birth month and the beginning of Summer, the end of Sophomore year, the …

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