• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    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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  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science


This past week, I took my first steps on a long self-reflection journey! I wrote about living on campus, meals, and extracurriculars. To complete the segment, I will talk a little about academics.

I am a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. Outside that I have strong interests in subjects like Philosophy, Anthropology, Natural History, Theology, Art, and Music. My time at CSS has allowed me to learn a little bit about each of these interests in different ways. For instance, I have explored more about Theology with my involvement with Campus Ministry, being a peer mentor for the Youth Theology Institute, and taking classes like History of Christian Thought with Dr. K Vaughan, one of my favorite professors at CSS! I have attended art showcases, concerts, and symphonies. I have engaged in debates and discussions with peers and faculty from various fields. Although I wish I could have spent more time doing more, learning more, I am glad I got to do what I did with the time I had. It has been a fruitful time and one of the greatest opportunities of my life to have made it here, to be in this moment.

I am also thankful for the courses I have taken, in and outside my field of study. I have met some professors who could use a bit more growth, but have influenced me anyway. I recall one professor invited me to her office to say that my deodorant was a bit choking within my first month or so at CSS! I never felt comfortable around that professor again. Despite that one outlier encounter, I have had several great experiences with professors who have sought me out and helped nurture me in one way or another to become a better student and a better person. I hope to meet more of such individuals and mentors in my next adventure in graduate school!


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