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Fiona M. '20

Sep 11 2017

Jaden Smith was in my 3.091 lecture!!

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real

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May 9 2017

how (not?) to concentrate

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

  1. Try to concentrate on assignment
  2. Fail
  3. Browse memes
  4. Try to concentrate on assignment again.
  5. Fail
  6. Browse memes
  7. Get hungry
  8. Eat all food; order more
  9. Wait for more food to come; browse memes
  10. They forgot the breadsticks; call back
  11. Eat food
  12. Wait for breadsticks; try to concentrate on assignment.
  13. Fail
  14. It is 2:34 am
  15. Eat breadsticks
  16. Try to concentrate; fail
  17. Google how to concentrate
  18. Wikihow how to concentrate
  19. Yahoo Answers how to concentrate
  20. Bing how to concentrate
  21. You are the most knowledgeable in the art of concentration
  22. Write blog post on how to concentrate
  23. Try to concentrate
  24. Fail
  25. Change name of blog post to how not to concentrate
  26. Revert to browsing memes
  27. Recall this assignment is worth 20% of your grade
  28. Panic
  29. You are a freshman this is literally nothing compared to the doom you face
  30. Cry or groan (choose one)
  31. Eat sour candy
  32. Decide to power through
  33. Change name... read the post »

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Apr 7 2017

Sailing Spring Break

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

My spring break consisted of some of the things I love most in this world: sailing, friends, food, and warm weather. Woo! Every spring break, the sailing team goes to the College of Charleston in South Carolina for training. This post is about that.

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If you follow MIT Student Life on Snapchat and were keeping up with the social medias last week, you already know how cool the sailing team is (we ran the account during spring break!!), but if you don’t then I hope this post sufficiently informs you of our greatness.

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We reported to the sailing pavilion at 5:30 am on Saturday packed and ready for Charleston. The flight was about 2 hours, and from the airport we quickly stopped at a grocery store for food and the hotel to drop off bags, then went right to the venue for an afternoon of sailing.

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(PS the airport was super cool and I saw a Dreamlifter in real life and wow it is huge.)

The venue was beautiful. Charleston’s boathouse is right next to an... read the post »

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Mar 10 2017

Glassblowing at MIT

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

MIT is really cool. MIT has a glassblowing class. I took the glassblowing class over IAP. It was really cool (wait actually it was really hot lol). This blog post is about my journey into the art of glass. :)

Class 1: All about glassblowing, safety, and collecting the glass.

The very first class was safety day. Why? Because glass is super hot, and making contact with this molten mess would be quite unfortunate for both your mind and body. We’re actually recommended to wear long sleeve shirts and jeans to shield ourselves from the heat.

Anyways, we also learned how to collect the glass from the furnace on a pipe or punty (long rod), because its pretty difficult to make anything out of glass if you don’t know how to obtain any glass. The furnace is kept at around 2,000 degrees which again by the way IS REALLY FREAKING HOT, and the first time collecting glass was probably THE MOST INTENSE MOMENT OF THE ENTIRE CLASS!!!!

So this video was one of my first times collecting... read the post »

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Jan 15 2017

Sneezes

Posted in: Miscellaneous


I would like to start off by thanking you all for deciding to read this blog post. It is highly relevant and important.

As you all know, it is around the time of winter break. I chose to spend my break at home. But alas, while all my friends and family were out enjoying the hot winter sun (California) I was stuck inside, held hostage to what Google defines as the “sudden involuntary expulsion of air from the nose and mouth,” otherwise known as sneezing. Sneeze after sneeze after sneeze after sneeze after sneeze. I was truly trapped. Nothing, not even DayQuil: Cold and Flu Multi-Symptom Relief could stop my snot. But as time heals all, eventually, I started getting better. Fewer and fewer sneezes, less and less snot. I’d say I’m about 90% better right now, but because I still have some residual sickness, my last sneeze was during the writing of blog post and I am currently sneezing at a rate of around 1.3 billion times more sneezes per day than usual. I am not an accurate... read the post »

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