Sherina Wijaya, Stephanie (Yujie) Wu, and Kristie Xia

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Over the past few years, we have witnessed the incredible power of social media. From influencing elections to amplifying the voices of advocacy groups, from memes that spread like wildfire to the most niche jokes, social media has it all.

As 20-something social media users, we were intrigued to see how and what people posted, especially in response to tragedy. As hate crimes against members of the Asian community increased over the past year, we noticed how social media has become a powerful tool that communities…

Measuring success on Broadway and the changing landscape of live theatre
— a data exploration project.

“You’re Gonna Be Popular!” — a quote from the musical Wicked. Wicked is the fifth longest-running Broadway musical and never won a Tony Award for Best Musical (source:

West Side Story, Grease, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, Wicked. Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of Broadway musicals, you’ve probably heard of at least one of the musicals I mentioned above. These shows have one thing in common: none of them won a Tony Award for Best Musical. Despite the lack of the “Best Musical” stamp of approval, however, these shows remain popular, loved, and are either still on Broadway or were adapted for the big screen (or both!).

The essence…

Sherina Wijaya

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