Have you ever been listening to a song that plucks the perfect heartstrings, only to have the next one completely kill the vibe? It could be the same genre, even the same artist, but just not the right feel. Apps like Spotify and Apple Music have made huge strides in song recommendations over the last few years, however, I’ve always felt like neither put enough emphasis on one key aspect of songs. The lyrics. So I decided to rectify this issue and build a song recommender app based solely on song lyrics.

Data Acquisition

If I was going to compare songs by…


This summer I had a roommate who worked for Turner Broadcasting. He was a very skilled video editor who landed what seemed to me to be a dream job. He was tasked with cutting up NBA games into a condensed format to upload on youtube. Turning a full game into something like this. What a great job, right? Being paid to essentially watch basketball, sign me up. However, I also saw the strange hours he had to work. Being on the East Coast, when he was tasked with the Warriors game on the West Coast, many times he’d be up…


We are currently in the seventh month of a global pandemic. I think I can safely say no one is enjoying it. The quicker this ends the better. One of the most important tools the medical field has when it comes to mitigating the spread of a virus is vaccination. However, vaccinations don’t work if no one gets vaccinated. Now, I realize that sounds like an obvious statement, and in many ways it is. However, it is nonetheless a hugely important fact. …


For nearly 60 years the Major League Baseball regular season has consisted of 162 games. In 2020, because of COVID, the season was shortened to just 60 games. Inspired by the book Moneyball, I wanted to see if I could make a linear regression model that maps a team’s statistics to their win total. I would then use this model to “play out” the remainder of the 2020 season and see how things would have shaken out in a COVID-free world.

This project served as an introduction to both web scraping and Linear Regression with Python for me. I scraped…

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