Category Archives: Class Assignments

What it takes to run a Boston food truck

“One chicken biryani please,” a customer strained her voice as she tried to outdo the wind. Recognizing the voice, Krupanalini Manmohan turned away from her stove to peek over her husband’s shoulder as he rung up the customer’s order. “Hi, … Continue reading

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Gender diversity in Silicon Valley

Today in class we had a guest lecturer, Professor John Wihbey, who taught us a bit about data visualization. We practiced creating charts with various data ranging from reported cases of whooping cough in the US to beverage prices. For … Continue reading

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Northeastern University’s election post-mortem

At 7:29am, I woke up to see a Boston Globe breaking news alert that had been sent 4 hours earlier: Defying all expectations, Trump takes the White House. I am not a morning person, but in this moment I was … Continue reading

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Why STAT?

STAT News is my primary source of information for my blog. It is the first site I check for the latest updates from research labs, hospitals, and biotech boardrooms (it also happens to have news from political campaigns – I … Continue reading

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Food trucks and social media: threefold

This semester our class has learned a lot about how the world is increasingly relying on social media for a wide range of reasons. Therefore, I have decided to report on how food trucks around Boston not only function, but … Continue reading

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“Best Belgian waffles made by actual Belgians”

It is rare to find a small, family-owned café with a line leading out the door in a city like Boston, where there are coffee shops and brunch spots on every corner. Located near Harvard Square, Zinneken’s is one. What’s … Continue reading

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