Marcela R. '13
Feb 9 2010
Hey all! I haven't been around this site in months, and rather than giving you a large, apologetic explanation which would do nothing to redeem myself to you applicants and prefroshers and even preapplicants out there, I'm going to go right in and cover everything interesting I've seen here. Since like November.
Well, fine, one sentence: I ended up failing the physics test which I took the day after my last post, and then averaged 2-4 hours of sleep after that until finals week. Then I ran away and could not bring myself to do anything that would require thought over break. But - I ended up passing all of my classes, went on an IAP trip to Death Valley and Southern California for eight days for CREDIT, took a class called the "Nuts and Bolts of Engineering" in case I, y'know, decide to start a business... now I'm ready to WRITE!!!!
(If you want to see the rather long list of things I did - rather, watched - instead of writing this over IAP, I've shamelessly put them at the end of... read the post »
Nov 11 2009
Ahhhh. Wednesday. Veteran's Day. A day FREE of classes. A one-day weekend! Wooohooo!!! Yesterday, I decided that today would be perfect for a movie/drama/DDR marathon!
So I found my friends Tuesday and asked, "Have any plans for tomorrow?"
Their responses were like this:
"Tomorrow's my chance to STUDY!"
"I have some major catching up to do!"
"AHHHHH evil physics test on Thursday!"
"I am locking myself in my room and never coming out!"
Somehow I found about three people that said they could do SOMETHING today. So I made a nice schedule:
I would wake up at 9:30ish, watch the fourth episode of My Girl (one of the best asian dramas out there, w00t!) with my big Jessica (a girl from my sorority) at 10, get to the Terrascope room at 12 and stay there until 2 or 3 to work on our final plan for lowering carbon levels in the atmosphere with carbon sequestration and by lowering countries' CO2 emissions levels, go to the physics review session from 3-5 for my own physics test on Thursday,... read the post »
Oct 28 2009
Hey all, sorry to be absent for... what has it been by now... three weeks? That's inexcusable for a freshman blogger! So I will have to make it up by posting much MORE often... it looks like some order might be coming into my life now so this may indeed be possible...
But... now there are a whole two months of MIT to blog about, where to start?
So you're thinking about MIT...
You may have read about the opportunities available to you from the minute that you step onto campus as an MIT student, and perhaps that's why you'd like to come. What goes on here is nothing short of amazing. Exciting. Insane. Definitely take a look at the main MIT site and other blog posts (you can even check out my first post, The Land of MIT).
Wonderful? Out of this world?
No, the question is...
Can you SURVIVE???
I lied. That's not the real question. Even though it may seem like it.
The answer is YES, you can. People will say this a million times - but if you get into MIT, it IS possible. You can... read the post »
Oct 3 2009
Posted in: Life & Culture
Back when I was about seven I dreamed of being an astronaut. Of traveling to different planets, perhaps living in a ship for years until reaching a completely different planet and moving there. Until about two and a half months ago, I thought that was just one of my many fleeting childhood interests.
I never thought that by going to college here I would be leaving for another planet.
But that's how it is. This is not the Earth that I knew in grade school. Not even the Earth that I knew from my magnet high school in NYC.
This is a planet of it's own. It's called TLM. The Land of MIT.
And its inhabitants, the Students, look like this.
Well, that isn't entirely accurate. That's just one specimen. If you look closely there are similarities to that species on Earth that we all know as homo sapiens. Actually, if you took one person from each of the planets and had them stand next to each other, they wouldn't look that different at all - beyond the ordinary variations. Even the DNA... read the post »