Editorials

Subpar Subpoenas

We oppose the action of SFFA to involve high schools, as their demands bring unnecessary trouble to students who do not wish to be involved in this case.

Op-Eds

Is It Worth It?

Being “The Only One” means that success is not a luxury, but a mandate.

Editorials

Modernizing Harvard ID Cards

Allowing HUIDs to also serve as Charlie Cards is a welcome change. At worst, it will simply save future classes the expense of purchasing a Charlie Card; at best, it will encourage Harvard students to better explore the great cities of Cambridge and Boston.

The Advantages of a More Representative Faculty

We hope the University continues its progress in diversifying this institution, in spite of the setbacks, and creates a more perfect union of faculty and students.

Further Action is Needed on Ethnic Studies

It is good to see the History & Literature department respecting student perspectives, and this partnership between faculty and students to modernize and broaden scholarship is laudable.

Op-Eds

The O’Reilly Factor

Things like kindness, love, happiness, diversity, and respect challenge the worldviews of people like Bill O’Reilly. Harvard can, should, and in many cases, does promote all of those things.

Where Apathy Meets Activism

How can a demographic that self-reports as politically conscious, advocates for change, and lauds the power of the ballot be counted on to vote only half the time?

Harvard’s Not-So-Quiet Embarrassment

At its core, the purpose of language is communication and doubting a people’s language merely because one cannot “write it” is fundamentally discriminatory.

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Columns

Springtime’s For Us

Everything comes unbolted—daily rhythms, the intent dash from heated building to heated building; relationships anchored in the needs of the semesters; perceptions of the place around us, filtered through exhaustion or habit. Warm weather makes the campus new, strange, and more ours.

Columns

Love is an Open Door?

We celebrate people who found the courage to come out, but forget about the equally courageous people who found ways to embrace their queer identities without coming out to everyone.

Columns

​Living in a Machista World

There’s a way of preserving a sweet, Salvadorean, Mexican, or Latin American culture while getting rid of its painful, violent, oppressive components for the benefit of men and women yet to be born into it. There’s a way of rethinking our machista world.

Columns

Do You Believe in Miracles?

If we begin to place our actions in the hands of miracles, we fail to see the light within ourselves, the desires and dedication that propel us to grind ourselves against the whetstone of the world, honing ourselves to something that, mixed with a dash of luck, places us in the paths of achieving our dreams.

Editorials

Electrifying Yardfest

For subsequent Yardfests, Harvard should look to not only to bolster its performers but also to give support to the student events that complement the concert.

Op-Eds

Trading My Lab Coat for a Hospital Gown

Editorials

Leveling the Playing Field for Coaches

Columns

Scared to Be a Feminist

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Students Should Demand That the Administration Treat Them Like Adults

Editorials

The Right Approach to Support First Generation and Low-Income Students

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The Importance of Being a Citizen Too

I hope, though, that those of us who ultimately become leaders will remember to be citizens, too. I hope that we will remember those whom we serve and why we serve them.

Columns

White House Visits and Rebel Flags

One can debate ad nauseam whether refusing to stand for the national anthem or declining an invitation to the White House is an appropriate mode of protest, or whether failing to take such a stand signals complicity in injustice. What is undeniable is that the injustices prompting these actions are real and that progress against them is stagnating.

Editorials

Feeling the Heat

We should remind ourselves that we have three summers, so spending one at home will not ruin our post-college trajectory. Though it is important to utilize our summers well, Harvard students should do so in whatever way fits our personal goals and future plans.

Op-Eds

Join the March for Science

We write not only to professors of the natural sciences, because a threat to any science is a threat to truth and the fundamental processes of research and knowledge dissemination.

Columns

Beyond Color

Our eyes were shaped by our color, which had to be explained in detached, difficult dialogue.

Columns

This We’ll Defend

Editorials

Empowering Extracurriculars

Columns

Loving Me Back

Op-Eds

There’s a Curious George in All of Us

Editorials

When Advocacy Becomes Attack