Author Archives: kaitlinardiff

Project Loon: How Balloons Can Resurrect Puerto Rico

This past week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, a national conference with 18,000 attendees that revolves around promoting women in tech. While I was there, I attended a workshop hosted by X, the moonshot subsidiary of Alphabet, to learn about the inner workings of Project Loon. […]

The Reason Why You Can’t Stop Watching the Video of “How to Make Ice Cream Churro Bowls”

Chocolate Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread.¬†Biscuits and Gravy Bake.¬†Pesto asparagus and sun-dried tomato pasta. Go ahead, take a second to pause and stop drooling before continuing on. It’s a fact: we’re helplessly addicted to Tasty videos. Maybe it’s because as college students, we justify our obsession by convincing ourselves that watching another video will make […]

The (Anti)social Media

In high school, my mom uniquely endorsed phone use, but only when I was using it to contact friends. She always valued human interaction and saw texting as an important way to form relationships. However, when it came to social media, she constantly condemned the countless hours I spent browsing the pictures of my acquaintances […]

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