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Sabrina M. '19

Nov 2 2016

“Failing” at MIT

Posted in: Miscellaneous

For a lot of incoming MIT students, the story is the same. Four relatively easy years of high school seem to fly by; SAT’s, ACT’s, TGIF’s, BYOB’s, and a whole slew of other acronyms leave you with a warm, tingly feeling that makes you tear up a bit during graduation. Or maybe the story has some variations: you don’t cry, but instead, silently cheer because you’re finally starting something new. Regardless, the end (or is it the beginning?) is the same: you come to MIT, most likely as a freshman, bright-eyed, confident, and on top of the world. So, now, this may be the moment where you have to immerse yourself into this persona if this isn’t you, so I’ve tried my best, through one of my favorite mediums, short stories:

I go to M-I-expletive-T,
a girl thinks to herself on the first day of classes. She’s dreamt about this moment ever since she first saw the acronym MIT in half of the articles on Popular Science. She is on Cloud Nine, wispy streams of vapor following her shoes... read the post »


Oct 6 2016

Curbing Hunger at MIT

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Being a college student in a dorm means finally having to decide how and what you want to eat for the next 4+ years. For some, it’s as simple as picking which dining hall you want to go to. For others, it’s a confusing mess of “Where do I start? How do I start? When will I have time to start?” I’ve been through it. It doesn’t have to be a hair pulling mess, because in the end, food is great. I like food, you like food. So let’s get this show on the road.*

A Couple of Doors Down (cooking is fun, too)

Taking charge in the kitchen isn’t quite as hard as it looks. While it may be easy to fall back on the sweet embrace of instant ramen, easy mac, and frozen dinners, cooking is the kind of skill you’ll be glad you learned in college. After that, in twenty years, it’ll be hard to explain to your doctor why you solely eat food that comes from a box. Plus, when you’re not on a meal plan, it becomes your cheapest option. So now, you’re probably thinking, “Cooking? I’ve never cooked a day... read the post »


Jun 12 2016

A Home, not just a Haus

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

Picture this, it is the summer time, and I am finally free from the stresses of MIT. There are no more PSETs I must frantically worry about handing in on time, there are no more days where I have to worry about scheduling eating and cooking within my busy schedule, and there are no more days where I lose sleep worrying about how I’m doing in school. My stress has melted away into a newfound excitement for the future, for REX week, for living in a suite with friends next semester, and adding new freshman into a community that I cherished so much. Now picture me, it is the summer time. I try to believe that stress doesn’t change me, so the bubbly, excitable, carefree girl I’m telling you to picture isn’t so different from winter-me. I’m on the train heading into the depths of New York City, about to venture into the Museum of Modern Art with a friend from Senior Haus. Despite being a New York native all my life, this is the first time I’m riding the subway alone. The signal on the... read the post »


Dec 23 2015

The Music Scene

Posted in: Miscellaneous

When it comes to Boston’s music scene, it certainly isn’t lacking. Now, I will start off by saying: I am by no metrics, a musician. I don’t know falsettos or crescendos or if the two are even related, but I know that whatever they are, I love listening to them. I admire music and musicians in a very disconnected way, like how teenagers admire fictional heroes knowing they can never become them (although, musicians actually exist, I can confirm). It is the one form of art where I am perfectly content being nothing but a spectator.
I think we can all agree when I say that music is one of the most relaxing things, ever. Whether you’re strumming a guitar wistfully pretending to be in a 90s kids coming-of-age film or whether you’re just listening to keep the silence at bay. Whether it’s blasting deep house music through my headphones while banging out a PSet, or taking a day off and going to one of Boston’s many concerts, or even jamming out loudly in our Haus courtyard,... read the post »


Oct 3 2015

Super Blood Moon Eclipse

Posted in: Best of the Blogs, Miscellaneous

“Isn’t it crazy how we’re all a part of this?” my friend says to me while I stare up at the sky. I break out of my reverie and I cant help but wonder what she could possibly mean by this.


“Well, this is just the Earth’s shadow on the moon, and we’re all here, casting this shadow, too.”

These are the words that echo in my head when I remember last week’s lunar phenomenon on the Charles. The Super Blood Moon Eclipse (as it’s called in scary scientific terms), is a rare case in which a supermoon and a lunar eclipse are scheduled to happen on the same day (night, really). In layman’s terms, it’s just a really huge moon that gets eclipsed and turns red because of science I won’t get into. Now, this itself already makes for a memorable life event, just because the next one won’t show it’s big red self for another thirty-three years!

So let’s flash back to that night, which began on the fourth floor Haus balcony where I watched the moon begin its eclipse with a group of... read the post »