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A Home Away from Home

A Home Away from Home

The Genesis of MIT Chinese Music Ensemble

November 7, 2019 | Qingyang X.

Prologue   When I first came to MIT, I planned to work, but not much else. Certainly no time to play Gu-zheng – the Chinese zither. There are simply too many things to learn, to explore. But, from time to time, I was possessed by a lingering anxiety – an integral part of my voice […]

A Techless Path To MIT

A Techless Path To MIT

How I, an aspiring philosopher, wound up choosing the world’s most famous Tech school

October 7, 2019 | Jessica H.

When people hear that I’ll be spending the next half decade at MIT, many seem to think I’ll be spending my days huddled over an intelligent robot plotting for the technological apocalypse. When people hear that I’ll be spending the next half decade — and, hopefully, a lifetime — studying philosophy, many seem to think […]

Diving into The Deep

Diving into The Deep

How I became an MIT maker

September 30, 2019 | Duncan O.

Ever since high school, I have been a maker to my core. I spent almost all my free time in an art room and my evenings were often spent wrenching on old motorcycles. One of the biggest threats to my academic success during undergrad was spending too much time on Instructables (an online source for […]

An Open Letter to My Future Self

An Open Letter to My Future Self

Thoughts from my last first day of school

September 16, 2019 | Mingyu Y.

Dear future Ming, The date is August 26, 2019 – today is your/my/our first day at MIT. When you next read this after/if you graduate, it may well be the year 2025. How’s life at 27 treating you? In the year 2025, your younger brothers, currently high school freshmen, will be halfway done with college. […]

Dildo.io, Where Did You Go?

Dildo.io, Where Did You Go?

The MIT approach to online dating

August 12, 2019 | Stephen L.

Cambridge and the online dating landscape  When I first arrived in Boston, I was teeming with curiosity and excitement. My thirst for scientific discovery and research was paralleled only by one thing: my eagerness to explore the multitude of online dating platforms. Up until that point, I had never dabbled in this domain but had […]