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MIT can work for couples 

MIT can work for couples 

Coming with a partner to MIT

July 20, 2022 | Lizbeth T.

Do you believe that keeping up with a romantic relationship and completing a graduate degree abroad at a top university are incompatible? This is the story about how I was able to start a new stage of my career and initiate a new stage in my relationship at MIT. Hopefully, you will find this post […]

The evermore squares

The evermore squares

How my obsession with crochet helped me explore music and find moments of peace amidst the stress of grad school life

July 14, 2022 | Rima D.

During quarantine, and especially during the era of Zoom classes, I became re-obsessed with crochet. I noticed that crocheting while listening to Zoom lectures helped me stay focused on the speaker instead of getting distracted by emails or other work on my computer. Having something to do with my hands gave me an outlet for […]

The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

And the slow path to recovery

May 25, 2022 | Anna I.

I got off the escalator and stepped onto the platform. Three minutes until the train, eighteen minutes until I get to MIT, twenty minutes until my meeting. My breath was a bit fast: I’d been walking briskly. Suddenly, my chest tightened, and no more air could get in. My first reaction wasn’t fear – it […]

An experimental study of the Holy Cannoli

An experimental study of the Holy Cannoli

The hunt for the greatest dessert in Boston

May 24, 2022 | Ben M.

Introduction The Cannoli is a form of dessert, which, in its most basic form, includes a pastry shell wrapped around a sweet ricotta filling. Historians have long debated the origin of the cannoli. Some say the cannoli originated during the carnival seasons in Palermo, a city on the island of Sicily, Italy. Others say it […]

Getting back to reading for pleasure

Getting back to reading for pleasure

…or an ode to now dead literary references?

May 23, 2022 | Vaishnavi R.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read Harry Potter, Catch-22, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Count of Monte Cristo – there are a few references here that you may want to skip. If I were a troubled friend seeking advice, I might ask you to be the Jeeves to my Wooster, or if grad school […]