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This summer, I lived with some other sophomores from my living community. I went home until the end of the semester and moved in mid-May, so I wasn’t involved in the process of finding an apartment. I’m told that it was a hellish six hours involving four tours, lots of… Read More
In April of 2018, I left home for a few days to attend CPW,03 Campus Preview Weekend MIT’s admitted student weekend. My parents and my… Read More
As a part of MIT’s unconventional housing assignment process, rising first years typically consult MIT guide to residences while choosing where to live. This guide includes the Interactive Introduction to the Institute (I3) videos, which are produced by students to show off their life and culture of their residence… Read More
Math words, but not the math part. Yes, I can nerd on about math, but I’m also interested in math-related things that aren’t directly math. Did you know that the word “matrix” comes from Latin mater, meaning “mother”? It’s from the same root we get alma mater and matriculate. Read More
As many of you know, I’ve been completing a seven week internship under Microsoft called The New Technologists program. I wrote a bit about it here, but since today is my last day here, I wanted to write a little reflection post on everything I’ve learned and taken… Read More
Somehow, I’ve explored more of Boston and Cambridge while living in Central for two months during the pandemic than I did during my ~6 months at MIT. I’ve talked about the MIT Bubble on the blogs before, but damn…my experience living here for the summer only proves that I… Read More
My boyfriend and I made an impromptu trip to Montana over the weekend. It’s a funny story that honestly deserves its own blog post, but even more honestly, probably won’t get one because I don’t have the time. Anyways, we had two motivations for this trip, and one of them… Read More
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Time flies. Today is August 6th, 2020. It’s been 143 days since I had to leave MIT. I spent around 190 days at MIT. 185 of those days were as a member of my living community, the Burton Third Bombers. I had somewhere upwards of 170 hours of dance practice… Read More
Between the fall and spring semesters at MIT there is a period spanning the month of January called the Independent Activities Period, or IAP for short. It’s an excellent chance to do whatever you want! If you want your time to have formal structure, MIT provides opportunities to travel… Read More
I’ve lived near Boston my whole life, but I had no idea that there are a ton31 34, in fact of beautiful islands located off the harbor. You can kayak between them,… Read More
Over the last few weeks I have found five historical videos of MIT, ranging from 1994 all the way back to 1934! In this post, I’ve embedded the five videos (in reverse chronological order) and written some notes and thoughts about them. I also pulled some pictures and gifs of… Read More
going absolutely wild at frat parties let’s get things straight: while i was at MIT, i never sought out frat parties. partying on my floor was always much more fun—everyone in my living community is amazing, we have bangers playing at all times, and there’s so much space to dance. Read More
Several classes I’ve taken at MIT use a platform called gradescope for assignment submission and grading. I like gradescope more than other online-submission platforms I’ve used. It comes down to the grading system, which features: Clear standards: Instructors can include a rubric breaking down each question, providing graders with… Read More