Author: pranjali wakde

co-op

Jackson Ibelle, a Northeastern University student, and his co-op life took a ‘foodie’ turn when he found out he was assigned to be responsible for organising the biggest fundraiser of that year, by the name ‘The Foodie Crawl’. His co-op was with East Somerville Main Streets, which is a nonprofit organisation, striving to improve the life of East Somerville Community. “I grew up in a...

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predictable

Albert-László Barabási is a popular network scientist, who writes books on some of the most intriguing topics. In fact, the latest book of this Northeastern University’s scientist focuses on how much human behaviour is predictable. The book ‘Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do’ and its publication, was preceded by a web experiment, which will sort of explain how networking basically works.   This web experiment...

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family

Students and their parents are often seen to be handling their lives separately, without spending any worthwhile time with each other and their family. It figures, given how students have their studies and exams to handle and parents have their jobs to figure out. Dave and Emily Hagen are one father-daughter duo, but they are an exception, as they make sure to always remove time...

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nature

‘Art imitates Nature’ is a very common phrase and practice; a lot of examples indicate the truth behind it. However, Latika Menon made a mind-blowing discovery, when she was studying something under the electron microscope, that Nature imitates Art.   Menon belongs to the eastern region of India, and therefore, she was not much familiar with the cultural dance, Bhavai pot dance, originated from Rajasthan. This pot...

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comic

Not everyone thinks of comics as a medium for literacy; it is more like a medium of entertainment. However, John Jennings is not everyone. He very much believes in the authenticity of comic books or even graphic novels. According to Jennings, “Reading and writing are two different modes of literacy and so are comics”. Who is he, you might wonder? Well, Jennings is an illustrator...

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SAD

The holidays are a joyous time, where all your family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and just as well, life. However, it is researched that this is also a time where people feel increasingly stressed or just SAD. No, not the emotion sad, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is one of the major forms of depression that is more prominent among these...

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lab

The mind is an interesting subject to study on, with its intricate, complicated nuances making people act the way they do. Ajay Satpute thought along these same lines, which made him try his hand in many fields - such as psychology and religion - before finally settling on neuroscience. After completing his graduation and post-doctoral from the University of California and Columbia University respectively, he...

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symmetry

Ivan Loseu, a Mathematics professor at Northeastern University, is not just interested in math but also strives to apply it to understand anything and everything about this huge and three-dimensional World. What he suggests is decreasing the variables count whenever we are focusing on this world. Three variables are necessary to be considered, as the Earth’s movements can only be described in a three-dimensional space....

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