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Computer Science

Tech Terms: A Guide for the Non Tech-Savvy

Confused by all the tech jargon STEM concentrators are always bandying about? Us too, but we’ve managed to figure out Wikipedia, so here are some simple, plain English definitions for some common tech terms that you might see on the Internet, hear on the street, or have to explain to your grandmother.

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On Campus

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Venn Diagram: CS50 v. 50 Cent
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Venn Diagram: CS50 v. 50 Cent

Food and Drink

Eulogy for a Sandwich Recalled

It is with a heavy heart and a reluctantly eupeptic gullet that this gourmand must report the untimely, unjust, and wholly understandable demise of a HUDS staple: the Chickwich.

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Venn Diagram: CS50 v. 50 Cent

The class and the rapper, compared.

Reina A.E. Gattuso '15
Student Life

4 Dollar Wine Critic

There are a lot of bars in Harvard Square that serve decent glasses of prosecco and interesting cocktails for around ten bucks a pop, which is cute, considering I’ll have to start repaying student loans in a year if I don’t get into grad school. For this reason, FM is giving the people what they want: the best cheap wines of Harvard Square, reviewed by a seasoned early twenty-something casual drinker with no specialty knowledge of alcohol whatsoever. Have at me.

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Advice From Josh (To Prefrosh)

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).

College

Harvard Alumni We Want To Donate a Building

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.

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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

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House Life

Eight Alternative Summer Storage Options

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.

House Life

Bad Trend Alert: Active Freshman

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.

On Campus

Scene and Heard: Harvard's Drug Class

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.

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Visual Arts

Claude Monet v. Janelle Monae

Both: Better than Tyga

Food and Drink

Drinky-Drink: Concentrations

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.

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven