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The journey of binging

Anyone who has ever binged a Netflix show understands that it is truly a journey. Watching a show that, if aired on TV, would span weeks, months or even years, in a much more condensed time frame makes every event feel faster and more intense. It makes the emotional rollercoaster of a good show feel…

Q&A: Rachel Fong ’21 on her Youtube career and cookbook deal

Rachel Fong ’21 spends her weekdays as a computer science student and her weekends working from home as a YouTuber on the channel Kawaii Sweet World, which translated from Japanese means “Cute Sweet World.” Fong started her channel in 2011, and continues to upload crafting and baking tutorials to this day. As of this article’s release, the channel has more than 1.1 million subscribers. In September, Fong secured a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter, a subsidiary of Crown Publishing, which also publishes the cookbooks of celebrity chef Bobby Flay and television personality Martha Stewart. The Daily spoke with Fong about Kawaii Sweet World and her future career plans.

The myth of meaningful work

Last summer, I replied to emails, attended acquisitions meetings, wrote promotional copy, edited webpages, distributed event fliers, read Kafka on my lunch break and generally tried to look as busy and unapproachable as possible. What exactly was I supposed to find meaningful about that?