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MIT staff blogger Chris Peterson SM '13

New year, new bloggers! by Chris Peterson SM '13

introducing the new bloggers for fall 2019

Today is the first day of classes, and, as new MIT students are introduced to the fun of the firehose, we also wanted to introduce our new bloggers to you!

On July 1, we posted the blogger application; by the end of the month, 94 students had completed the blogger application, with another 64 partially completed, which might be an alltime record.

In early August, a committee of senior bloggers, recent bloggers, and a few staff convened to pick the baby bloggers, who, alongside their more seasoned brethren, will share their stories of MIT with you.

With so many great applications, there much rending of garments and gnashing of teeth, but nevertheless, we eventually selected six great bloggers that we are absolutely thrilled to introduce to you.


MIT blogger Ankita D. '23
MIT blogger Cami M. '23
MIT blogger CJ Q. '23
MIT blogger Caroline P. '23
MIT blogger Alex M. '21
MIT blogger Kidist A. '22
the baby bloggers

From left to right:

  • Ankita D. ’23 of New Hampshire, an autodidact dancer (and dancing autodidact), proud author of a 200 page fanfiction about volleyball anime and survivor of a Snively-esque summer subsisting on mostly gummy worms in Taipei
  • Cami M. ’23 of California, an aspiring hypebeast, accomplished gesticulator, and erstwhile architect of a venerable One Direction fanblog full of gifs and drama (i.e. the two genders)
  • CJ Q. ’23 of the Philippines, the Lord of all AoPS, calligraphy enthusiast, and enthusiastic evangelist for the noble cause of grilled tomatoes
  • Caroline P. ’23 of Wisconsin, a notable theater nerd and card game enthusiast who can recite an unbelievable 7 digits of Pi
  • Alex M. ’21 of Washington, I guess, who has Strong Opinions about bicycles, commas, and empty roads, and has always wanted to grow up to become a penguin
  • Kidist A. ’22 of Georgia (the state), who likes to cite tweets by MegTheeStallion in MLA formant and who might (possibly) be baby

You’ll start seeing more blogs from them in the days/weeks/months/years to come. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone who applied to be a blogger; it was a privilege and a joy to read your applications, and we appreciate them greatly.

Say hi to the new bloggers, everyone!