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Vivekae M. Kim

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Eyes and Ears in Cambridge

While ShotSpotter is used nationally — in cities as large as New York and Chicago, but also as small as Somerville and Revere — its efficacy is still in question.

No More Sixteen Candles

These comedians and I are having a conversation, and we don’t need a big wooden table in a Harvard seminar to talk about diaspora, our parents, and Asianness in America. We don’t have to explain unbelonging to each other.

The Loop Lab Asks Why

Malikowski is the program manager at the Loop Lab, the 11-month-old nonprofit focused on providing professional audio-video training for underrepresented young people in The Port, a neighborhood of Cambridge. Its ultimate goal is to provide them with the tools they need to enter into the digital and creative economy.

Transit Pod

Mike D. Stanley, CEO of Transit X, shows off the pod he hopes will revolutionize public transit.

Left Out of the System

At Harvard and at elite Boston public schools, so-called “objective” metrics used in admissions may not deserve the name. The game of who gets in where is undergirded — and, to a certain extent, predetermined — by a complex ecosystem of devoted parents, well-paid tutors, and driven students.

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The vloggers’ videos, class years, and backgrounds may vary, but their viewers do not. Watchers’ comments seem to idolize Harvard with words like “hope,” “dream,” and “wish,” along with countless heart-eyes emojis. The vloggers cater to an audience that requests all Harvard coverage, all the time.