Finally, a website that’s all business. Sorry, but this week’s feature won’t give you a free t-shirt or let you rate people’s attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10. But there are other concerns in life. This website will give you one thing: a leg up on the competition. The competition, in this case, being the cops. The bacon. The po-po. Speedtrap.com is a searchable database of reported speed traps by location. In a convenient disclaimer, speedtrap.com claims that its purpose is to help “alert drivers” drive safely by telling them where they should drive more carefully. The website compiles its information through submissions from victims of speedtraps, and the accuracy is startling. In my town, there is an infamous speedtrap: undercover cops sit at a gas station at a certain intersection, waiting for the oblivious high school student or soccer mom to drive by at anything over 31 miles per hour. It is brutal; I always take the long way around when I’m home. After searching by zip code in the database, I found that speedtrap listed, along with others in my town that I didn’t know existed.
Lianbi Ji is an English and mathematics double major who wrote theses in both subjects. Her English thesis focused on the writings of the Chinese writer Lu Xun, and her math thesis studied elliptic curves. She also has a passion for education — having volunteered to teach in China, India and
The college hosted President of Moderna Stephen Hoge ’98 on Friday, April 23 as a part of the virtual Stories in STEM event series. The Cambridge-based biotechnology company has experienced tremendous growth since the pandemic began, as it has developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines against Covid-19.
The college will require all students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before returning to campus for the Fall 2021 semester, the President’s Office announced on Friday, April 23. In the letter addressed to students, faculty and staff, President Biddy Martin relayed that more information will follow concerning how