Something Good from Something Bad

How the U.S.A. won the Women’s World Cup By PEYTON FINE             Here is a quick little multiple choice question for all of you who watched the U.S. women’s soccer team become world champions last week: why did the U.S. win? The pure brilliance of Carli Lloyd The inspiring leadership of Abby Wambach The suspension of two U.S. midfield players due to yellow card accumulation The answer, in my opinion, is all of the above. The reasoning behind the first two choices is obvious. During the finals, Carli Lloyd recorded the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, and Abby … Continue reading Something Good from Something Bad

Ship Love: on the (nearly lethal) comforts of a Silicon Valley internship

BY WILLY XIAO Inspired by David Foster Wallace’s “Shipping Out“ I have now seen a bright blue sky capped over an arid rooftop garden. Riding between buildings in a Disneyland-like tram, I have wafted through the salty breeze coasting in from the edges of a tidal mud flat. I have taken … Continue reading Ship Love: on the (nearly lethal) comforts of a Silicon Valley internship

The Indy Blog is Here!

Introducing Our 2015 Summer Bloggers  The Indy is proud to present its 2015 Summer Bloggers. As usual, the Indy is here to provide you with witty insights, in-depth social commentary, and unique perspectives. Our summer bloggers are all over the world doing amazing things from traveling through Asia, to working at big-name tech companies. Check our blog every week to read about their adventures!   Willy Xiao Willy Xiao ’16 ( is an engineer with an attitude. As a summer tech intern, he commits most days to staring at a computer screen of function-definitions and hash-tables. Most of his writing comes as snake_case_variable_names, and … Continue reading The Indy Blog is Here!