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Kunal K.

From the Lions Mouth
“I have experienced community at Columbia within its passionate student groups. Columbia students are driven and seek to push the boundaries of their horizons, and meeting other people in Columbia’s countless student organizations always results in interesting conversations about a wide variety of diverse interests. Columbia students seem to have a shared interest in better understanding the world around them, and the Core helps foster a community where people can discuss issues both in and out of class. Since everyone in Contemporary Civilization is reading the same texts, I have found that sometimes the discussion continues outside of the classroom and that it is really fun to make connections from our readings to our interactions with others.”
My Columbia Day
  • Grab a quick lunch from Milano Market, which is conveniently located next to my dorm, McBain, and has a great selection of sandwiches and salads.

  • Head off to Fundamentals of Computer Systems, taught by Professor Martha Kim. This class demystifies the hardware behind computers, helping me better understand the building blocks of computational logic. 

  • Learn about the C programming language in Advanced Programming, a class taught by Professor Jae Lee. In this class I am learning how to think like a programmer and pulling back the curtain of abstraction around programming to see what being a computer scientist is really all about.

  • Have rehearsal with Uptown Vocal, Columbia’s premier jazz a cappella group. We not only perform our jazzy harmonies on Columbia’s campus, but we also are able to make the most of the jazz venues downtown as a benefit of living in New York City.

  • Go to practice with Columbia Bhangra, a competitive bhangra dance team, a style native to the Punjab region in India. With CU Bhangra I am able to travel to perform in competitions in Boston, Pittsburgh and elsewhere.

  • Grab some cookies at Cookies and Code with Application Development Initiative, a student group that has helped me grow as a programmer and developer. Cookies and Code is a great way for me to eat delicious treats, meet others who are passionate about development and design projects, and share some of my own ideas as well!