Editorials

The Next President of Harvard University

​The announcement that President Drew G. Faust is stepping down has kicked off a months-long presidential search. The Crimson Editorial Board weighs in on what we expect from the next President.

Op-Eds

You Should’ve Seen It Coming

The point is that how we handle Charlottesville is incredibly important. What we say next matters, because it can lead to either change or complacency, acceptance, or denial.

Editorials

The Future of Harvard Social Groups

The Crimson Editorial Board reacts to the new policy recommendation on social groups.

S. Allen Counter: A Great Man, A Lasting Legacy

We are grateful for all you have given us, and the people you have made us. Thank you, Dr. Counter.

Op-Eds

Contextualizing Notions of Fairness in College Admissions

There is a significant portion of the Asian community who believes that people like me are getting the upper hand in college admissions.

Big Brother’s PC Culture

In the wake of this censorship, the attitudes and ideas eschewed by PC vocabulary are becoming increasingly inexpressible.

Not Just “Asian”

It is precisely because my parents have sacrificed so much for my education that I, an Asian American, find affirmative action necessary for a fair definition of merit.

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Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: The Local Baseball Team

It’s not often that one stays in a brand-new city for such a short period of time, especially one as vibrant, new, and growing as Asheville.

Columns

Wife Material

These outdated standards of modesty that we tell women to conform to if they want to be seen as “wife material” are the exact same vehicles that drive rape culture.

Columns

Home(less) at Harvard

At Harvard, we’re learning to look at the situation of homelessness in a more constructive way.

Columns

Laughing to End White Supremacy

Candid discussions about race are criticized as “militant” and off-putting. Explaining our lived realities, frankly and sugarcoat-free, can be polarizing.

Summer Postcards 2017

Critical Enjoyment and Other Oxymorons

It’s far easier to write reviews for books I didn’t like. That can sound vitriolic, but that’s not the intent.

Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Jesus Under The Umbrellas

Op Eds

President Trump’s Transgender Transgressions

Columns

Freedom and Final Clubs: The Wrong Dichotomy

Columns

Performative Progressives

Columns

Progress is Happening Too Despacito

Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Issues of Indivisibility

Americans, ever the optimists, promise that every problem has a solution. But as I watched yet another conflict unfold in Jerusalem, I felt my American optimism lose out to logic.

Columns

Speaking Up and Out

I’ve found that the most meaningful friendships I have are ones in which we care not just about each other, but also about dismantling the oppressive structures that affect one another.

Op-Eds

The Myth of Meritocratic Admissions at Harvard

But if you think Harvard is a meritocracy, I have news for you: It is not, and has never been. This notion is a sham—a myth fabricated to make Harvard students feel that everyone has earned their spot here on their own merit.

Op-Eds

Asian Americans Are Not Tools

The insertion of perceived “white discrimination” into Asian American perspectives on college admissions by people who are not Asian American is an attempt to use our struggles against racist national contexts to promote the very structures that have disempowered us.

Columns

White Friends

Having white friends, as a person of color, can be exhausting. It’s much easier to make friends with other people of color who already understand the way the world pushes against you because of the melanin you carry in your skin.

Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Land’s End

Op-Eds

I'm a Female Minority at Harvard, and This is Why I Support PC Culture

Columns

​Battle Hymn of the Woman in STEM

Columns

​Requeermended Playlist

Op-Eds

Final Clubs, Episode III: The Empire Strikes Out