The day after
Do I deserve the happiness that I have? I don’t know, but I want to.
I think we often take the convenience of the internet for granted. There is nothing convenient about sprinting from Building 2 to Building 56 in 10 minutes.
What is culture (at MIT)?
Each dorm is fiercely proud of its culture, down to each individual hall, wing, floor, or house.
Bikes and bridges
While I can try my best to be “perfect,” it’s fundamentally impossible to achieve.
It comes in waves
I allow myself to digest my body from the inside out.
Advice for a first-year college student
“Do you know what they call the person who came in last in their class in medical school? Doctor.”
Graduation is not the end
Yes, this is a love letter to The Tech and every staff member on it, because what else would it be?
The story is not over
I’m comfortable with the word “queer,” but people still don’t get it. This secret is trapped. It has been for years.
Being human is strange
We may find ourselves at our most timid, but we can find ourselves at our most brave. We may struggle to find our place but in it find humor, love, and grace. And most importantly of all, we can dare to dream, fly, and fall.
Dear Muslim MIT
I was asked recently what Ramadan means to me, and honestly it means family. Right now, all I feel is the void of me not being with them.
A laundry list of decision-making advice
I was left choosing between an adventure of a lifetime or a guaranteed good time with my friends in a city I know and love.
Welcome to CP*, Class of 2025!
‘The Tech’ spoke with a few prefrosh about their prospective areas of study, what they look forward to at MIT, and what events stood out to them at CP*.
Let me go
There’s blood in the water.
Love is —
I think about how I told my friend at lunch today, I don’t say I love you enough, but I’ll do better.
The balance between optimism and realism
If I’ve learned anything from my classes at MIT, it’s that nothing is objective.
Ardent salmon tales
The thing about the salmon is that all it cares about is finding its home.
Thing one, thing two, and...
When is the best time to fix my roof? When the sun is out, and I can muster up the courage to say that my life is worth something.
Cicadas used to live in my neighborhood
I remember that bad days fall like autumn leaves in magnificent waves of color as life learns to begin anew.
Trans bodies in politics
With the recent surge of politicians once again arguing over what to do with trans people’s lives, we thought it’d be a good idea to go back and address some of the misinformation that has constantly come up and still perpetuates popular opinion at some level. Gender identity politics involve a lot of nuance, but the way they are handled in mainstream media and the political arena continues to deal a lot of real psychological (and sometimes physical) harm to trans people.
The significance of a year
Scientifically speaking, in some sense, it’s a reminder that even though we’ve traveled one circumference around the sun, we’re back in the same place.