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Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude [MUSE]

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude [MUSE]

Grace Xu December 15, 2020

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez follows the story of the Buendía family on the magical island of Macondo through, as you might expect, 100 years. I must admit, I went into...

Youtube Playlist: Study with Me [MUSE]

Youtube Playlist: Study with Me [MUSE]

Grace Xu November 30, 2020

With no more respite until winter break, here is a playlist to hopefully help motivate you for finals. I’ve always enjoyed putting on YouTube “Study with Me” videos while I study because they have...

App playlist: Let's Get This Bread [MUSE]

App playlist: Let’s Get This Bread [MUSE]

October 29, 2020

As today is National Internet Day, and technology has become ever-more-present in our daily lives, MUSE presents you with a playlist of productivity apps. Apparently, you can be productive and on your...

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Grace Xu September 25, 2020

I’ve never been a big fan of “To Be Read” lists, more commonly known as “TBR” lists, because I’m a firm believer in reading books for fun without feeling a sense of obligation. With that being...

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Grace Xu August 3, 2020

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe primarily follows the story of Okonkwo, set in the Nigerian Ibo villages. The first half of the novel establishes the setting and characters thoroughly, delving into...

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

Wendy Zhu July 30, 2020

foreword: It’s been a few days since Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore,” and I’ve finally (somewhat) recovered from the surprise drop. This album represents many firsts for...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Grace Xu July 20, 2020

I recently finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and I just had to write a review. The book reads exactly like the type of literary classic you would read in school, except...

Book Review: Ender's Game (Spoiler Free) [MUSE]

Book Review: Ender’s Game (Spoiler Free) [MUSE]

Grace Xu July 1, 2020

You know how some books, after you finish them, just make you feel this urge to discuss? Like willingly write a literary analysis on it, for fun, because there is so much to unpack? Ender’s Game by Orson...

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Grace Xu April 13, 2020

I have finally started to read books for fun again during this (much too long) corona-cation, so what better time to recommend some novels? Additionally, a lot of companies and organizations have been...

TV Playlist: Galentine's Day [MUSE]

TV Playlist: Galentine’s Day [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran February 13, 2020

Happy Galentine's Day! First commemorated in an episode of "Parks and Recreation" this day symbolizes celebrating your girl friends and friendship. So grab a couple of your gal pals close, tell them how...

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Grace Xu January 25, 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! In honor of today being Chinese New Year, I’ve compiled a list of various Chinese pop culture recommendations, from music to TV shows to YouTube channels. As a Chinese American,...

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

Grace Xu December 11, 2019

As finals week approaches with no sign of stopping (unfortunately), here is a list of curated study music. Rather than the usual Spotify playlist, however, I’ve chosen to recommend a list of my favorite...

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