Monthly Archives: January 2015

First post!

I’ve had a special place in my heart for animals since I can remember. The journey of my second semester of my senior year has begun and I am embarking on my independent project. I have always wanted to find a way to help animals and I was never sure how I could do that…. Read more »

Happiness to Me

The topic of happiness has always been interesting to me. I’ve always wanted to be a happy person and live a happy life, but I’ve never really thought about what that actually means. In my head being happy is better than being sad, but this term “happy” is so vague. My Senior Studies project will be helpful… Read more »

Need Cash? Head to Uruguay.

On Tuesday we experienced one of the quintessential things that happens to all foreigners living in Argentina: We ran out of US dollars. If you’ve read any of our previous posts, you should be well aware that this is a problem. When you don’t have dollars to exchange through informal channels, living in Buenos Aires… Read more »

Dream Bars!

Utensils: ½ sheet pan (18” by 13”) Mixing bowls/tools Measuring tools Parchment paper Ingredients: For Crust/Topping: 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (25 ounces) 1 ⅓ cup granulated sugar (about 9 1/2 ounces) 1 teaspoon table salt 32 tablespoons unsalted butter (4 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and softened to cool room temperature… Read more »

Primer Bitcoin Meetup Del Año

On Thursday, Eli and I went to the first official Bitcoin meetup at the year, hosted by Espacio Bitcoin. We weren’t really sure what to expect, but were excited to be in a bigger group of Bitcoin users and learn more about some of the startups in the space.  We arrived at 6pm, and in… Read more »

An Evening at Espacio Bitcoin

As the price of Bitcoin plummeted for the third consecutive day, we headed to a lecture at the Mecca of digital currency in South America: Espacio Bitcoin After a first week of exploring, sightseeing, and generally getting the lay of the land in Buenos Aires, we have begun to dig into the meat of our project…. Read more »

A Crash Course on Argentina’s Loco Exchange Rate Situation

In order to understand why Bitcoin might be of particular interest to Argentine citizens, it is first necessary to gain a general understanding of the current economic climate here. Argentina was once a world economic powerhouse, but over the past century, the nation has experienced numerous crises due to a variety of factors including political… Read more »


Welcome to our Blog–we’re excited to share our project with all of you for the next few months. First, a quick recap of how we got here. About a week into last year’s “Polar Vortex”, Kate and Eli had both decided that their third winter in Chicago would be their last. We had some extra… Read more »