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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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New Year’s Resolution Part 1

hahaha this needs a second part...

After an eventful 2016, I decided to do something drastic for my New Year’s resolution. As the year came to a close, I realized that I’d been spending a lot of time on my electronic devices, be it my laptop, phone, or even the TV. Knowing that winter quarter would need more attention from my end, I decided to delete all social media applications and mobile games off my phone. Yes, all of them. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Continue reading

Day in the Life V: Fall Quarter Conclusion

Throwback to right after Fall Quarter ended haha

It was such a relief to get finals over with. I would’ve been done sooner but the way it worked out I had back-to-back finals on the weekend. Then, I had to spend another 6 days dreading my final ‘final’. I’m definitely exaggerating because I found the exams within the scope of what I’d crammed the days (and night) before. Nonetheless, given it was a novel experience, I didn’t know what to expect. Continue reading

The New Mainstream: Music Streaming

By Eashan Reddy Kotha

Sure, a few of us may be able to recall the last time we played a song on CD. Even fewer could say the last time they listened to a vinyl LP was just last weekend. But when was the last time you listened to an audio cassette? Does anyone even remember the Sony Walkman?

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Part IV: Week 0 and Freshman 15

In this update, I'm going to talk about some of my Week 0 experiences.
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First thing I want to get off my chest. How the heck is freshman fifteen a thing? It feels as if I’ve walked a million miles on campus just moving from event to event. It’s like going through a mini-workout just to get from class to class. If anything, I think I’ve lost some weight since I’ve gotten here! However, I don’t mind partly because I get to go through Aldrich park. It’s very pleasant and it alleviates some of the stress of trying to get to my next lecture. Continue reading

“We the (Young) People”

Read time: 2 minutes.
OP-ED regarding lowering the voting age.
2 minute read. (575 words)

Should we lower the voting age?

The question has been posed many times before. Currently, 18 is the age when people can register to vote. In this piece, we’ll explore the side that believes the voting age should, in fact, be lowered in order to accommodate not only the youth but also the nation’s well-being. Continue reading

Day in the Life III: In-N-Out and Transport

Quick update about food and travel.
1 minute read.

I finally got In-N-Out, but I still haven’t written about it. Hence, that’s where I’ll start.

Apparently, going to In-N-Out is a must when visiting the West Coast. Continue reading

Day in the Life II: ORIENTATION

Estimated Reading time: <30 seconds.

Wow. How do you Zot?

I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time. Continue reading

Day in the Life: NJ to CA, a journey

This is going to be a little update on what’s going on and what I’ve been thinking about everything so far.

The weather is nearly always sunny and I love walking around and taking in the new scenery. Thank goodness for sunscreen. Palm trees are everywhere and I’ve heard the locals are also quite amiable (Southern Californian hospitality?). Coming from northern NJ, it’s a bit weird not seeing the New York City skyline or the multitude of buildings that tower over everything. New Jersey has the highest population density in the nation which doesn’t surprise me after seeing how seemingly spacious it feels in Southern┬áCalifornia. There’s so much open land with a lot Continue reading

Blog Buffer

If you’re reading this, it means I haven’t set up a queue to post articles since June. At the time of this writing, I have the Blog.reset post ready. I’ve also written a short piece on Antibiotic Resistance, a quick bit of fiction, and how the Ozone layer is gradually healing.

I still haven’t written Continue reading