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Revels’20 Liveblog

The most awaited event of the semester is here! If you prefer to experience the fest from the comfort of your own room, The MIT Post has you covered. Stay tuned to our liveblog for the latest updates from all over the Qainaat.

Sailing Towards a Global Epidemic

In a haunting parallel to the barges that brought the Black Death to Europe, an isolated cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan has become the symbol of the COVID-19—the disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain that has already taken more than 3,000 lives. Read on to learn more about the origins of this virus, and how it is gradually bringing the whole world to its knees.

The Indian Ocean Dipole

With major environmental calamities around the world increasing in recent times, we take a look at a few of the most devastating events that can be traced back to a common cause—The Indian Ocean Dipole. Read on to learn how this phenomenon resulted in the Australian wildfires, Indian floods, and African locusts all on its own.

Backstage at Revels—Unsung Heroes of the Fest

Revels is a culmination of the work put in by people ranging from the Security to the Cafeteria staff, who strive towards providing the students with an unparalleled experience during the fest each year. In this article, The MIT Post takes a look at the colossal efforts put in by these people behind the scenes of the fest.

The Student Council (2019-2020)

One of the most important student bodies in MIT, the Student Council, is an example of indirect democracy in action. These elected individuals form the link between the student populace and the authorities. In this article, the members of the Council share their motivations for running for office and their goals for the coming year.