BY SALLY YI I read an article on Longreads a while ago by a food critic who said that out of all the drool-worthy things she gets paid to eat and review, her favorite food is chicken tenders. It is no secret … Continue reading The Quest for the Best Chicken Tacos
BY MELINDA LI Contrary to what my bio says, I am currently not in my suburban shoreline hometown of East Lyme, Connecticut. Instead, I am in my soon-to-be home away from home, Cambridge, Massachusetts. And what better way to spend … Continue reading Behind the (Indie) Scenes
BY WILLY XIAO “You know Willy, if your mom had stayed in China, she probably could’ve been quite high up in Central Government.” “Pop.” Three years of stale air discharge as friends of thirty years reconvene. The cork lands on the … Continue reading An Elite Diaspora: A lost generation of Chinese leaders
BY JACKIE HO On June 27th at 6pm, my father dropped my friends Joyce, Sarah, and I off at Pearson International Airport. The three of us were off to Reykjavik, Iceland for the start of a month of backpacking around … Continue reading Lessons from Europe
BY YEHONG ZHU There’s this sentimental idea of traveling during your youth, when you’re still young enough for the world to make a lasting impression on you. As a result, a sense of collective wanderlust often descends upon college students—as … Continue reading A Taste of Italy: On Milan, Siena, and Studying Abroad
BY DENISE KWONG When we met, fellow Presidential Scholars, you helped me piece together America. When we met, you said your name, and I was too excited, too nervous, too intimidated, too eager, and too tired from the long plane … Continue reading Obama, Where Are You?
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
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
BY YEHONG ZHU A Day in Beijing You never forget your first love, and Beijing is no different. Although it’s been over a decade since I last visited the city, its charms were recently renewed for me when I met … Continue reading When in Beijing
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!