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Harvard Exports to Yale

The interuniversity trade routes between Yale and Harvard opened earlier this month by the proclamation of CS50’s export to Yale College, which is in Connecticut. This is no small step. CS50 is the best bioweapon we have engineered. With its t-shirts and free stuff, we are hopeful that it will divide the Yale campus into two groups: those who wear the “I took CS50” T-shirts, and those who do not. But this export should not be the last one by any means. FM considers other authentic items that Harvard has to offer to this time-honored rival for its betterment:


Section Leader Sass

While our TFs always try to be helpful, sometimes their generous advice comes in the form of pure brutality. Every now and then, we get a paper back and the unforgiving red ink is more honest than we needed it to be. Because it happens way too often, FM takes another look at some of our TFs’ greatest hits in the genre of mean comments.

Food and Drink

A Guide for You Yale Visitors

Hi, Yale friends. It can be hard navigating the Harvard social scene (though not as hard as navigating the New Haven crime scene). FM came up with some tips that should help you have a good time after The Game.

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Both are useless for decision-making.


Teen Mag Quiz: Where Should You Go For Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you’re an international student who’s baffled as to why we eat turkey in remembrance of genocide, an American undergrad dreading going home out of fear of seeing your parents, or somewhere in between, FM’s got you covered. You’re only five questions away from a definitive answer as to what you should do for Thanksgiving, so what are you waiting for? Christmas?

Mike Reiss '81
On Campus

Harvard Comedy (And Other Oxymorons)

Reiss, a former showrunner, writer, and producer for “The Simpsons,” talks about Harvard’s lack of fun.

Rob LaZebnik '84
Harvard Medical School

How I Saved Jodie Foster

The co-executive producer of The Simpsons explains what happens when doctor dreams go down the drain.

Steve O'Donnell '76

The Rightfully Recorded Last Will & Testament of John Harvard

The head writer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” presents John Harvard’s will.

Baratunde Thurston '99

This is Our Manhattan Project

Thurston, writer of “How to Be Black,” wonders what else swing housing could offer.

Nell Scovell '82

The Dorm Room, Circa 1980

The creator of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” writes about what’s changed in the Harvard dorms since the ’80s… Buzzfeed style.

Sarah Haskins '01

How to Tell People You Went To Harvard After Harvard Is Over and You Are Aging

Co-creator of ABC’s “Trophy Wife” tells you how to “drop the H-bomb” when you’re past your prime.

Alexandra Petri '10

Adulthood: A Day Planner

The Washington Post writer shows how if you think procrastination stops once you leave college, you’re woefully mistaken.

FM Comedy Issue Cover

FM Presents: The Comedy Issue

FM celebrates Harvard's comedy legacy, with original content from various Harvard comedians and FM staff writers.


FM Imagines: Lesser Known Recruiters

Tired of the endless finance, consulting, and tech companies at career recruiting fairs? FM imagines what the job hunt would be like if the lesser-known companies you really wanted to work for came to campus. Peruse at your will, but not for too long—deadlines are fast approaching, and any of these jobs would be better than living in grandma’s basement (or would they? The ol’ gal does make a mean pecan pie).

Reina A.E. Gattuso '15
Food and Drink

Four Dollar Wine Critic: Get Wise

This week in the oral surgery industry, I get my wisdom teeth taken out. This was never supposed to happen; my dentist originally justified the ordeal as medically necessary because a “rite of passage,” which just didn’t seem to cut it as a reason for a surgical procedure.


Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules

Playing With The Rules


Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads