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Learning from the magic bean

Learning from the magic bean

How becoming a coffee snob taught me about scientific experiments

January 13, 2023 | Rachel S. (MechE)

It all started when COVID hit. I had all this newfound time while attending classes on Zoom and found an outlet – specialty coffee. Before I knew it, I had become a full-blown coffee aficionado who knew all about the full coffee production process and cared about flavors in coffee. I found that the best […]

Crying in C-Mart

Crying in C-Mart

My Asian grocery adventure in the Boston area

November 21, 2022 | Rachel S. (MechE)

I can’t survive for a week without eating Asian food. Honestly, a big reason why I chose to come to MIT was because H-Mart was down the street from campus. However, after looking at my H-Mart grocery receipts from my first couple months here, I was crying (in front of) H-Mart. I realized that H-Mart […]

Working out my body… and my mind

Working out my body… and my mind

How my fitness routine helped me establish healthy new research habits

August 24, 2022 | Rachel S. (MechE)

You’ve probably seen countless exercise videos promising to help you drop 10 pounds in a month and copious articles telling you why you should start a new fitness regimen, but I’m not here to convince you to start one. I’m here to share how having a fitness routine has helped me learn and grow as […]