Blog

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 […]

Recreating the Taste of Home

Recreating the Taste of Home

Exploring beyond my (culinary) comfort zone

April 7, 2022 | Eva C.

“Do you need anything from home?” say my parents whenever we chat, asking if I wanted anything to be mailed. “I’m good!” I usually reply. There was one thing I missed from home, but it certainly couldn’t be mailed—the bakeries. Every visit to an Asian bakery was reminiscent of childhood memories of visiting the warm, […]

How to Hang in There

How to Hang in There

For one grad student, holding onto their scientific dreams involves more literal grip strength than you might think!

April 7, 2022 | Emma K.

I was skimming the schedule of a conference last week when I saw the last thing any 6th year PhD student wants to see: a title that could describe my project, on someone else’s abstract. I froze with dread. Did I just get scooped? No: the other project used a different experimental approach in a […]

Wait, There’s a Fun Scale?

Wait, There’s a Fun Scale?

Type II Fun - what it is, and why you should try it

April 7, 2022 | Christine D.

As a statistics-loving graduate student, I am prone to quantifying everything. I have a tracking app for my running mileage, a separate one for my sleeping hours, and even a custom spreadsheet to grade fried hot chicken I’ve tried in Boston. One of the only areas of my life I don’t quantify is the nebulous […]

MIT-only Memories

MIT-only Memories

Taking advantage of unique MIT experiences

April 7, 2022 | Miriam K.

MIT is a unique place, full of fascinating people and experiences that you won’t have anywhere else. As students, I love to take advantage of the incredible opportunities offered by MIT. For example, it feels like a steal when I get to eat an amazing buffet of food while watching a free movie on campus, […]