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Rachel D. '16

Oct 19 2014

For Those Weeks When You Just Cannot

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Academics & Research, Life & Culture

We all have those weeks. Some sort of tragedy happens - a death in the family, the death of a friend, the sadness of a friend, an angry anonymous email, the hospitalization of a friend or cat - these all are very varied and are of different significance to different people, but when things are already really stressful with classes and problem sets and extracurriculars, the negatives and the tragedies all add up to be, in a way, explosive. You cannot think. You cannot do work. You need help.

This week was a sad week for me. It was a short week, but the longest week I've had at MIT so far.

It started on a Monday night, and it feels like it never ended. I can't say what happened, but it was unfortunate. And no matter how many times you tell yourself that it will all be okay, and no matter how many times you believe it when you tell yourself it will all be okay, it is really hard to actually feel okay.

So I took a break. I only had one recitation and a few other committments for... read the post »


Oct 7 2014

When MIT Gets Tough, CAAAATTTT

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture


This past weekend, I rushed my mom and sister to come visit me at MIT because I was feeling particularly stressed out and at a loss for how to deal with MIT. I was stressed, I was upset, and I made a completely rational and reasonable major life decision.


Her name is RORY (like Loralai from Gilmore Girls!!) and she is adorable and I love her so much and I will love her forever! She's already claimed my bed and my heart.

I want to sit and cuddle her and she's all okay with getting squished and loved and it is fantastic. She purrs when you cuddle with her and she loves soft things like all the squishy stuffed animals on the giant bean bag chair I sleep on each night.

Everything was terrible last week. My classes got to be too much, I was anxious about a test that I ended up not being in the right state of mind (let alone the sleep deprivation) to take, and I did not know... read the post »


Sep 29 2014

A Typical Friday Afternoon on a Thursday

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

East Campus is unique for a wide variety of reasons. We build roller coasters, swim the across the Charles river (YOU HAVE NO PROOF), and have a bajillion cats (SO MANY KITTENS RIGHT NOW).

But a time-honored tradition of East Campus is our Friday Afternoon Club, or FAC. Every Friday of the semester, a different hall bands together to provide some sort of creative food item for the denizens of East Campus. 

Tetazoo takes FACs extremely seriously. So seriously that we once had a FAC titled "The Tetazoo Cares Too Much FAC," where we made personalized cakes for each of the ten halls of East Campus.

Our most recent FAC was especially interesting. It was called the "Bring the Feast" FAC. I was unable to attend the event unfortunately, but I still heard the stories and I got the following fantastic email from Sherin '15.

We definitely had a FAC today. Don't you remember? The career fair is tomorrow, so we had to do it on Thursday. Did we all forget?

Think, Tetazoo, think.... read the post »


Sep 25 2014

Another Cat Post

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

This is a really difficult week for every single student at MIT. I do not want to talk about that yet.

Instead, I am going to show you some pictures of kittens and cats. I hope that you are okay, and that this helps a little bit with making people feel better.

Although it might feel like you are all alone sometimes, you are not alone. MIT is here for you, the students, and everyone else who is a part of our community and more.

And so, I present you with over thirty pictures of KITTENS! (some are cats)

And there you go, lots of pictures of cats. I hope this helped to cheer you up :)


Sep 20 2014

A Written Post

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Academics & Research, Life & Culture



Typed out notes in review:

  • I wrote this two weeks ago
  • I apologize for my handwriting
  • Ceri's post is here
  • I am also very inspired by Lydia K. '14's posts like her Dragons post. I really like her little doodles, and I still get extremely happy whenever I find her little drawings all around Random Hall.
  • SHAKE SHACK! I just had another dream about the portabella mushroom burgers last night.
  • I made a mistake - I said that I am only taking four classes. Cross out the word only a million times, because four classes at MIT is a full and very difficult course load, don't let anyone tell you anything different!
  • I did not get to draw Beth R.F. '18 and Crystal W. '18 properly. Here they are - on graph paper!