We caught a glimpse of the grandeur as we arrived into Philadelphia's 30th St. train station, huge navy "2016 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COMCAST/NBC" banners unfurled along the walls. But the drive—and the walk—up to the Wells Fargo arena was rather unassuming. No thousands of protesters lining the streets. Cars crawl into the Philadelphia sports complex in organized fashion, like ants, unloading their … Continue reading DNC 2016
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I look back to our graduation speakers, who more eloquently voice my thoughts, and whose words, although spoken in May, could not be more relevant today: Drew Faust, President of Harvard University: “What is going on? What is happening to the world?…We sing in our alma mater about calm rising through change and through storm. … Continue reading Graduation Reflection
I recently returned from the 2016 Harvard College Israel Trek, in which myself and 47 peers explored Israel on a 10-day trip led by six Israeli students from Harvard. On the third night, we went camping in the desert near the Masada. “Yesterday, we slept at a four-star hotel. Tonight, we sleep under a million stars.” … Continue reading Adventures in Israel
The New York Times recently published an article summarizing Thanksgiving flight patterns using data collected from Google flights. Interestingly, it listed Miami, FL, followed by Orlando, FL, as the two most popular flight destinations in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Not only might this reflect people's tendencies to visit warmer destinations, but also (if people congregate at the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Flight Patterns
In case you don't get email updates from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the administration announced today that genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as non-genetically engineered salmon. "After an exhaustive and rigorous scientific review, FDA has arrived at the decision that AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any … Continue reading FDA Approves the First Genetically Engineered Animal for Food Use
Never before has the world focused so much attention on antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance? The term sounds like jargon only scientists would use – it is, in fact, a scientific term, relating to the ability of microbes to survive in the presence of antibiotics – but given its recent overwhelming rise, it is a term that is relevant … Continue reading I started this blog because I think we’re on to something.
Note: this article was originally published for The Harvard Independent in April 2014. Two weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to meet one of the most legendary investors and wealthiest people in the world: Warren Buffett. As Buffett surpassed 83 years of age in August, I must admit that I initially couldn’t help the … Continue reading Meeting Warren Buffett