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The following Student message was delivered at last week’s Commencement ceremony by Zaid Shaikh, the elected Class Speaker for 2018.It has been lightly edited. We did it guys! It’s been a while, but we did it. One statement that I think all of us can agree to is that, in the last 4 or so years, we’ve […]

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A college campus is not necessary for learning, but it is helpful. The variety of environments that make up a campus setting are becoming more accepted and sought after in workplaces. Breather, an innovative company out of Montreal, says its mission is to “make the world’s spaces connected, accessible and productive”. They have identified 7 […]

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The following article, written by Paola Valenzuela, first appeared in The Cogswell Chronicle. It has been lightly edited. It’s hard to believe that I’m almost in my last year here at Cogswell. For me, this semester has been the most nerve-wracking, yet the most fulfilling at the same time. What might not have been evident […]

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As trade shows go, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco creates an explosion of news each year. Polygon, a trade publication, issued over 70 articles this month about the show. The “big guys” (Google, Facebook, Amazon, Sony, Microsoft, etc) featured huge booths filled with gadgets, developer programs, and giveaways. But, for most attendees, the […]

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The following article, by freshman student Rose George, first appeared in The Cogswell Chronicle. It has been lightly edited. As a DAA student in my first semester at Cogswell, I took 2D Design and Sketching classes. As a social experiment this semester, I decided to observe another DAA art class that is considered more advanced. […]

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Cogswell students have the fascinating opportunity to work with Emilio Villalba, which brings with it a deeply thoughtful experience. Even a casual glance at his work requires a re-calibration. It demands a moment in time to re-think what it means to see, to observe, to believe. The following interview first appeared in The Leaf, an […]

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The creation of the modern search engine has been a huge benefit for the average person. The knowledge of the entire world available to nearly anyone on any internet capable device with just a few keystrokes or taps of a touchscreen. Yet despite the unparalleled power and accessibility that comes from natural language search algorithms, […]

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This article originally appeared in the student publication, The Cogswell Chronicle. It is written by Andrew DiLullo, who graduated in 2017 after receiving Cogswell Excellence Awards in both 2016 and 2017. It has been lightly edited. 1. GRADES ARE A SECOND PRIORITY This is more a mindset than a rule and something I honestly believe. […]

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Recently, when Jeff Bezos was asked by an Amazon employee audience to describe “Day 2”, the question referred to a message he had written to his shareholders a decade ago, in which he said… “this is Day 1 for the Internet and… for Amazon.com.” The question implied that maybe things change as we grow older, […]

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Contrary to some claims, we do not live in what could be called a “Post-Truth” world. That is a vast oversimplification of our dilemma when it comes to knowledge. We instead live in a world of MANY truths. This may well be a more difficult reality to deal with. Turn on the news or internet, […]

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