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The Vicious Cycle of Boston Leases

The Vicious Cycle of Boston Leases

New Year, New Lease

December 23, 2019 | Nina P.

Raise your hand if you hate moving!  The Greater Boston Area, especially lovely places such as Allston, Cambridge, and Somerville, can be quite a painful place August 31st when most housing rental leases end. For one night, until the new lease begins on September 1st, many people become practically homeless — or worse, many students […]

Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail

A unique recreation activity offered at MIT

December 17, 2019 | Shashank A.

As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, the trio-factors of inability to swim, belonging to a country where sailing is not common, and the presence of the Charles River, always full of sailing boats right next to the campus, instilled a desire to learn sailing in me ever since I joined MIT. But the […]

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

Choosing Grad School over Industry

November 22, 2019 | Cormac O.

Applying to grad school can feel like climbing a mountain.  We’ve all heard the analogy, but I’ve found that there’s very little advice on what to do once you’re at the top. After all the effort of making applications and getting in, the decision on what to do next can make you feel like you’re […]

Discovering the multiverse at MIT

Discovering the multiverse at MIT

My journey towards a holistic grad experience

November 4, 2019 | Somayajulu D.

I still remember that chill running up my spine seeing the MIT dome for the first time from the Harvard Bridge, a chill that was indicative of the bounty of emotions running through each and every nerve in my body. Awe, excitement, nervousness, and pride were but a few of them. After all, Tony Stark […]

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 […]