Posts by Charlee Van Eijk

HMC Cribs

November 6, 2017

Hi all! As usual, long time no see. Seems Mudd has a tendency to make blogging an irregularity for me. Anyway, in this blog I bring you a side of Mudd you probably don’t usually see. I recently saw somebody’s room with a really awesome aesthetic, and it inspired me to share it with the […]

Some Mudders’ Summers

September 14, 2017

Hi all, Long time no see! Mudd’s back in full swing, and it’s taken a bit of time to get into the rhythm of things after summer, but now it’s time for your regularly programmed admissions blogs. In this first post I want to take a bit of time to reflect on what Mudders did […]

West Side Story: Meet Shamu

April 24, 2017

Hi all, long time no see, again. I’ve been meaning to be more regular about these but, as it would, life keeps getting in the way! No matter, because today I’m going to share with you a fun little tidbit about dorm culture. HMC prides itself on strong dormitory identities and cultures, and West Dorm […]

Mudd Makers Part III

March 27, 2017

Hi all, welcome to the third installment in the Mudd Maker series. These blogs are about interesting projects Mudders have built in their free time. Check out the previous blogs Mudd Makers and Mudd Makers Part II! I myself have taken to laser cutting wood this semester. It all started with a stray piece of plywood […]

Skiing SoCal

February 26, 2017

Hello readers! Long time no see, I’ve been a bit stuck in the Mudd lately… but it’s okay because now I’m back to give you all wonderful, fresh content and terrible, old puns. I bet you know students in SoCal love to surf, but did you also know they love to ski in their free […]

Oke Poke

December 9, 2016

A wild contender appears! Ladies and gentlemen, a new rivalry has formed in ye olde Claremont. A poke place called Oke Poke is set to go toe-to-toe with Poke Dot, and the competition shall be fierce, fiery, and delicious. I can’t stress it enough, the likes of this rivalry is witnessed but a handful of […]

Muddhacks 2k16

November 10, 2016

Various parts and electronic components lay strewn across the desks. Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and more were stuck to various contraptions, churning away. Redbull infused students buzzed around these contraptions, working feverishly through the night. Is this an all-nighter for an engineering class? A party in at an Adafruit warehouse? No, this is none other than […]

Poke Dot

October 19, 2016

Hiya readers, today I’m going to let you know about the greatest thing to happen to Claremont since Taylor Swift came to town. Poke Dot is a Hawaiian sea-food restaurant that just opened smack dab in the center of the village, and it is what’s missing in your life. I first tried poke (pronounced po-kay) […]

Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Oh My! (aka Summer in Beijing)

September 26, 2016

你好, School is back in full swing, so I figure I should tell you all about my summer before I forget it entirely. After a brief stint at the admissions office I spent the majority of summer in Beijing, China, taking three courses at Peking University. I studied electrical engineering, Chinese history, and introductory mandarin. […]

Sophomore Soliloquy

June 1, 2016

Hi readers, happy summer! With sophomore year in the books I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the experience. This year has been a whirlwind of classes, swim meets, rockets, and all-nighters; chock full of unforgettable experiences and invaluable lessons. While I don’t think I can compress the entirety of the year into a single […]