UTCS Student Blog

Rebuilding a Computer

Feb 3, 2015 8:46am By Rohan Ramchand

A few years ago, at the very beginning of summer 2012, back when Skyrim had just started to hit the peak of its popularity, I decided to build a computer.

Info Sessions and All the Time in the World

Jan 30, 2015 2:17pm By Valerie Roth

I’d like the start this semester with a clarification. In one of my last articles, I explained the importance of choosing a schedule wisely to set up your future success. I still believe that this...

The Cowboy Rides Away (For now)

Dec 5, 2014 9:11am By Peter-Paul Wong

This semester I elected to take a writing flag course outside of the computer science department. Out of the numerous writing courses here at the university that intrigued me the most was a course by...


Dec 4, 2014 3:50pm By Peter-Paul Wong

The weather last Saturday (the one before the Thanksgiving holiday) presented a perfect day to stay inside. With severe thunderstorms giving the Austin area the much needed rain it deserved, I took...

Success, Sleep or a Social Life: Choose All

Dec 3, 2014 8:23pm By Valerie Roth

I'm happy to report that the laws of physics can indeed be defiedI know it’s the end of the semester and we have finals and projects to finish up. I know stress levels are crazy. I know next...

No More Enthusiasm

Dec 2, 2014 8:00am By Rohan Ramchand

I used to wake up every morning at 8 AM. I would get up, shower, get breakfast (and coffee) from the LPC, read The Economist on my phone as I munched on a breakfast taco, and then read my real...

I Can't Believe I'm Saying This: Thanks for Making Me Go to Homecomming

Nov 25, 2014 8:00am By Valerie Roth

Most people who know me would agree that I’m not very spontaneous. I like to go to sleep at the same time every night, write my blog on the same day every week, and when the grocery store is out of...

Just Keep Swimming

Nov 20, 2014 12:01pm By Peter-Paul Wong

I heard a piece of dis-hearting information from a colleague and friend of mine a year below me who attends another Big 12 school that shall not be named. He and his girlfriend of two years had...

Fill In the Blank

Nov 19, 2014 11:16am By Valerie Roth

Being a student in UTCS sometimes feels like being at a giant, never-ending career fair. There’s a different company in the atrium almost every day, and it’s hard to walk through the lab and not...

The Lowest Point

Nov 17, 2014 1:28am By Rohan Ramchand

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about comparing yourself—and specifically, why you shouldn’t compare yourself to other people and instead look at how you’ve changed since yesterday. So what...

ADJUNCTion Function

Nov 12, 2014 11:52am By Peter-Paul Wong

While the percentage of tenured track faculty is decreasing across university campuses nationwide, the number of adjunct professors is on the rise. For those of you who are not familiar with what an...

Obama Could Still Become an Astronaut Someday

Nov 5, 2014 11:30am By Valerie Roth

It's been a very hard week: my laptop is in repair and I had a program due that neither I nor the TA helping me could seem to debug. On top of that, I'm pretty unsure of what I'm going to take next...

Don't be Trashy

Nov 5, 2014 8:00am By Peter-Paul Wong

Today is a beautiful day November day. Along with the grandeur of Election Day (I hope you voted!), the gloomy rainy weather outside makes it especially comforting to study inside the GDC. However,...


Nov 4, 2014 10:14am By Rohan Ramchand

There is something magical about Texas. Something that defies age and time, location and position, identity and personality. Something that draws you into the deep fabric from which the state was...

What You Don't Know

Oct 31, 2014 1:16pm By Rohan Ramchand

A few days ago, I had a real analysis midterm. Objectively, that’s not too bad of a statement. Midterms happen, and the point of the class is to prepare you for the test. The problem was that I hadn’...

It Makes Cents

Oct 30, 2014 1:30pm By Peter-Paul Wong

When I'm not consuming computer science material, I'm a finance junkie. When doing homework and sports aren't on TV, I'm watching Bloomberg or CNBC. If Personal finance is on, I'm even more engaged....

Wasting Time

Oct 29, 2014 10:02am By Valerie Roth

There’s a lot that I've told myself that I want to accomplish. It includes getting about five degrees, finding somewhere to work that’s perfect for me, and fixing pretty much all of the world’s...

Me vs. Me

Oct 23, 2014 12:00pm By Rohan Ramchand

A few weeks ago, I interviewed for my dream company. The interview was challenging—probably one of the hardest technical interviews I’ve ever done in my life—but I thought I got at least the majority...

You'll Get There, I Promise

Oct 23, 2014 7:00am By Valerie Roth

When I was in first grade waiting for my turn on the swings, two second graders took the opportunity to tell me how much smarter they were than me. They knew what happened in the Revolutionary War....
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