• 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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    Saint Paul, MN
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    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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It has been a good year staying in Kerst Apartment.

So far, yet so close.

So far during winter and so close during the short time when it’s not winter.

Today I leave Kerst. Who knows what the future holds?

Next year, its Pine.

The following year I might move back to Kerst… Because I will miss it.

Spacious rooms and sleep inducing couches in the study rooms.

Better stick with the chairs…those will keep you on your toes the entire study period.


Named after one of the most influential members of the early CSS community.

Of all the three floors in Kerst, the second floor is the best.

For it is not too close to the ground like first floor, or too close to the top like the third floor.

The second floor lacks the noise of the washing machines and the warmth of the fire place on the first.

A pool table and a [grand] piano in the common area,

a ping pong table, prayer room, and several other features that can’t fit in this line…

the people

All of these have made Kerst the best place to live in during my first year.

Farewell Kerst!

Seasonal greetings beloved Pine and brick apartments. Please be nice, I moved out of Kerst just for you, you know?!

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