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Non-sense or non-science?

Non-sense or non-science?

How non-scientific tools helped my studies at MIT

November 2, 2022 | Chen H.

Imagine a group of people falling into a deep ditch. Some make ladders to climb their way out. Others wait for floods to fill the ditch and then swim their way out. Many others mimic these survivors, but fail to escape the ditch. Instead, they complain about why they don’t have that luck to escape, […]

The conflict and the privilege of MIT

The conflict and the privilege of MIT

I didn't think I could come here, yet here I am, and that made me question everything

January 18, 2022 | Jorge S.

The arrival It feels very strange to be writing this. I never thought I would be writing as a student at MIT but after a rollercoaster of events I was given the opportunity of a lifetime: the opportunity to study at MIT. I applied to MIT as a high school student, and after being rejected, […]

Making kofta in an air fryer

Making kofta in an air fryer

Balancing cultural identity as a second-generation American

November 2, 2021 | Lucas A.

 “Dinner is ready!” The smells of tahini and allspice waft through my house, while plates and utensils clatter around the kitchen. My family meanders around the kitchen in hungry anticipation, like so many wolves circling their prey…  Growing up as a second-generation American, I primarily connected to my Egyptian heritage through food. From kofta and […]

Crafting is engineering, music is math

Crafting is engineering, music is math

What I learned from teaching design and engineering to elementary schoolers

September 27, 2021 | Rima D.

I am a serial maker: as a child, I dove deep into a new creative obsession each year. With each medium I explored, my passion for making grew, and projects flooded my house: a giant model of the Parthenon made from recyclables graced our front hallway, a crochet stuffed dragon perched in our kitchen, and […]

Does this make Epstein my boss?

Does this make Epstein my boss?

How MIT handled the Epstein scandal, dirty money, and why I’m still here.

March 14, 2021 | Samantha E.

MIT’s Money Mistakes Just as I was starting graduate school at MIT, my pride in coming here was tainted by a national scandal that made me think twice about sporting that MIT hoodie. The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein in July of 2019 may seem like a lifetime ago, considering all the issues we grappled with […]