Fiona M. '20
Jan 15 2017
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 »
Dec 1 2016
Nov 17 2016
Dear High School Senior Stalking College Admissions Blogs:
The purpose of me writing this blog post is to give you some ideas on how to spend your time instead of freaking out about upcoming admissions decisions.
Here is a list of things I came up with.
(PS sorry it's all numbers, I couldn't get this editor to bullet the nested lists :( )
Read a book
(Step 1a would be to buy a book if you do not own one). These things can be pretty good, especially when you don’t have to write a five-page in-depth analysis on the tone of the main character’s dog’s whimper.
Build a thing
You are creative. You can do things. I know it. Does your cat/dog need a house? Build it a cat/dog house! Do you need a particle accelerator? Build a particle accelerator! (Don’t know how to build a particle accelerator? That’s okay, because the internet is a helpful thing!) (Don’t want a build a particle accelerator? That’s okay too, I guess.)
- Learn a language.... read the post »
Oct 2 2016
I do not own any fall clothes. It seems that this is going to be a problem for me.
I Iive in a triple. One of my roommates, Claire, is from Wisconsin, and the other, Abby, is from San Diego. Last week I get home from class one day to see that Claire has received a big box of “fall clothing.” Abby and I stand in awe. What is this “fall clothing,” and do we need it? (The answer is yes; we do need it). I own some jeans and one or two warm long sleeve layers, but according to Claire and to wikihow, this is not sufficient. At home, I consider cold days to be days where omg I am actually wearing a long sleeve shirt. Here, I hope there will be days where a long sleeve shirt will be all I am required to wear.
Fall clothing means wearing scarves for something other than fashion. It means layers and boots. It means coats. It means I better go shopping soon.
It’s October and there’s a northeaster, which means it’s cold and gloomy and windy.
My first taste of fall. Yeah, I will... read the post »
Sep 15 2016
Posted in: Life & Culture
I live in Massachusetts. I am a freshman. I am in college. I go to MIT. Even though I have been repeating these phrases over and over in my head for the past 2 weeks that I have been on campus, I still can’t believe it! MIT is like this entirely new planet in which I am yet to discover.
For some background, my high school was tiny. My graduating class was only around 70 students and the entire school was in a warehouse. Like, actually, the rectangular building used to be a warehouse for some satellite service provider. Getting lost was practically impossible because there were only a couple of hallways and none of them had any forks; walking from one side of campus to the other took less than 4 minutes. MIT on the other hand, is not a rectangle (in fact it feels like the most un-rectanglulary shaped campus I have ever seen). It is also not a warehouse. There are more than 70 students. There are many hallways. (SO. MANY. HALLWAYS.) (There is even an Infinite Corridor And yes, I... read the post »