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Fulcrum

The radio / plays the same song, frowning dirge. I’m / sick of that song. I’m sick of the sublime.

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(Take a Trip With Me Down to) New Orleans

Leave the Yard with photos and a full stomach, but this time I was worried that I would change, that I would become this stereotypical nose-upturned snob that we Harvard students appear to be from the outside.

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Dedegumo

History and modernity are one, and in a little corner where they meet, the street leads into an ordinary-looking shop that sells, of all things, timepieces.​

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Male Gaze (New Romantix)

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The Male Gaze

I came to feminism after coming to terms with the illogical defenses of my own psyche, the ways I tolerated when I should not have, the moments when I was active in the oppression of my own gender because I believed I was harder, more equipped.

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How the Women’s March Failed Women

Feminism without intersectionality is just another manifestation of white supremacy and patriarchy.

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A Collegiate Character Crisis?

In a society that generally prefers quantification, action items, assessment and evaluation, creating character is seen as a moving target and vague abstraction better left alone. Treating character in this way, however, is exceptionally dangerous to a self-governing society.

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For Us, By Us

Too many white people think they're entitled to hip hop, but not responsible for the people hip hop was meant to save.

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Racy, Not Lacy

The lacy Zimmermann dress and not-at-all lacy Calvin Klein underwear are two interpretations of the same definition of attractiveness—one that recognizes that benign details are the most intimate. One that wants us to dress for ourselves.

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El Pueblo Unido

I wondered if that girl would have sung a different tune if she could see her community reflected in the brown hands roughened from serving the privileged students at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Kineticism and Rest

That’s what makes study abroad special: it’s kinetic, but it gives you time to stand still.

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Watch the Throne

But there’s no “should”—maybe only a hope that we can remove “should” from learning and knowledge more often and allow it a sense of luxury again.

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In My Dreams

True feminism lifts people up and encourages them to live freely and authentically, not to hide their true selves in an effort to break stereotypes and be “good” feminists.

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The Unbelievability of Fake News

Without suggesting similar motives today, it is worth asking whether people are taken in by the fictional world fake news portrays, as listeners supposedly were to the War of the Worlds broadcast eight decades ago.