A Little Levity
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My name is Josh. Not to be confused with Josh from FM’s Advice to Josh column, which you should check out (here, here, or here). Anyways, I’m a very different Josh, though I too am a freshman here at the College. “The College” obviously refers to Harvard College. As you’ll soon learn, Harvard has its own lingo for everything (here’s a guide to get you started).
As the construction of Leverett House comes to a close, there’s no better time to reflect on all the new buildings that have recently graced our campus. From Quincy’s Stone Hall to the Smith Campus Center, the 2013-’14 school year has seen the architectural philanthropy of alumni with, let’s be honest, pretty bland names. Here are some alumni we’d prefer to see christening a building sometime in the future.
Both Huge chunk of your life gone before you know it Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning required The closer you are to being done, the more you play with your phone in class Causes mass hysteria Won’t be relevant in two months
Due to last year’s renovations of Stone Hall, Quincy residents can no longer store their belongings on campus over the summer. Don’t know where to keep your stuff? No need to fret. FM has you covered with these eight alternative options.
In the days leading up to Housing Day, the average House listserv will be bombarded with emails. There will be an interminable debate over the color of the housing day shirt. There will be emails demanding you wake up early for housing day. Later, there will be emails demanding you come to Annenberg to scream at the freshmen.
I had high hopes (pun intended) for the History of Science 140v: “The Historical and Cultural Lives of Drugs in the U.S.” lecture I was sitting in on. Would we discuss the pros and cons of doing various drugs? Would we learn that Ben Franklin secretly had a coke problem? Would there be free weed? The possibilities were endless.
Advising Fortnight, now winding its way to a close, is that brief and wondrous period when concentrations vie for the attention of College students, before reverting to a holding pattern of vague disinterest.
01 Which statement best describes you? a) People care about my tweets. b) “My witness is the empty sky.” - Jack Kerouac c) I actually really like Econ. d) I am very aware of my social privilege.
FM’s Cambridge office is looking for interns for the summer to help with the magazine’s culture section and proof-read articles and what not.
Pudding Hasty Really into drag Annexed Tommy Doyle’s Kicklines Big fan of NPH Loves plays and thespians Woman of the Year Secret society
It was March 11, and by 2 p.m. the temperature had reached a scorching 55. The ice on the ground had turned to puddles, the birds were chirping, and the flowers were practically bursting into bloom. We suspected that Cambridge runners would be emerging from their own basement-gym hibernations and migrating back to their natural habitat: the six mile loop around the Charles.