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Kate McCarthy

I am not an angry man

After I received that ruthless feedback on the article, my roommate randomly stumbled upon a website announcing the annual CavMan interest meeting conveniently scheduled for the next day. “I’m going,” I announced.

How I became fluent in French in one week

Google Translate is a popular tool among language learners, but I do not trust it. I came up with a different tactic. Whenever I could not say something in French, I looked down at the sidewalk and fidgeted, muttering, “Je suis timide.”


After the second, third, or twentieth time asking someone to repeat what they said, the conversation comes to an awkward halt. To avoid this issue, assumptions must be made about what people say. If your brain is anything like mine, these assumptions are often entirely incorrect.

Going off the grid

Humor columnist Kate McCarthy reports from Silicon Valley and guides you on the path to cybersecurity. 

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