Students who do cool things: Caroline Sagalchik ’13

An AT&T New Media Fellow, Caroline Sagalchik ’13 spent this past winter and semester creating a documentary called “Of Sand and Fur” (above… and you should definitely check it out) about the Russian-Jewish immigrant community Brigthon Beach, Brooklyn. Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian-speaking immigrant communities in the country. Through the fellowship, Caroline was able to interact with the community in Brighton Beach and reach her audience by engaging with the topic of assimilation.

The documentary was recently featured on the Watson Institute’s website.

The project was especially meaningful because she had grown up with exposure to Russian and American cultures. Here’s a bit on the experience in Caroline’s words, after the jump. Continue Reading

Time-waster of the day: October 3, 2012

Take a break from studying for midterms and indulge in your vices. Enter the realm of the land that time forgot, the world’s most terrifying drug, and the most obscure and absurd — yet fascinating — topics on the face of this earth. You might not be ready to find the steady state of capital, take a derivative, or analyze 20th century literature afterwards, but I can assure you that it will be epically mind bottling.

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