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Jocelyn Shen

Writing

NOVELS

Time Zone 1st prize, MIT Boit Manuscript Prize

A story about racial identity and love in the digital age, told through a mixture of traditional narrative and social media messages.

ESSAYS & POETRY

Between Barbed Wire: A Visual Analysis of TIME's Welcome to America2nd prize, MIT List Vera Prize for Writing on the Visual Arts

A series of rafts float closer to shore, near the Rio Grande on United States territory. The riders’ faces are beaten and their hair mangled and sweaty...
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She Lies Through Her TeethMIT Rune Magazine

Every parent has a pet peeve. My mother’s is dishonesty. In her house, even the little white lies never went unnoticed...
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Sugar Glass Cage1st prize, Helen Creeley Poetry Prize (High School)

A Needle in Time1st prize, Helen Creeley Poetry Prize (High School)

ON TECH

Machines and MedicineThe Tech (MIT Newspaper)

Artificial intelligence is beginning to cement itself as a useful tool for researchers and engineers alike, and it has the potential to become a new addition to the health professional’s toolkit...
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Mental Health and the BrainThe Tech (MIT Newspaper)

Research into the human brain has rapidly grown in the past few decades, and scientists and patients alike are beginning to understand the importance of mental health awareness...
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