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Come Out, Come Out?

National Coming Out Day should be a day for all LGBTQ+ people, regardless of whether they shout their queerness from the rooftops or haven’t come out to anyone other than themselves.

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Hearing the Pathway

Every sound became hyper-present, as if our sonic outlook had moved from a standard to a high definition screen.

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In Defense of Thoughts and Prayers

Even if we could not be there in a moment of crisis or tragedy with somebody, “thoughts and prayers” fundamentally orient our heart to theirs, our soul to their suffering, our mind to their pain.

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Pleasantly Grim

But amongst close friends, self-deprecating, cynical, dark humor—the language of the morbidly joyful—provides the perfect disruption.

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​“Friendly” Competition

Why are Harvard students, usually ready to pounce at any opportunity to compete, so blind to hone their friendship skills?

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Primary Source: 2004-2005

"Are there any benefits to placing limits on a first-grader’s creativity?"

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The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

In real life, women are not mysterious enigmas whose sole purpose is to change a man’s life. Women are very much so motivated by their personal beliefs, fears, desires, and ambitions.

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Not Latinx Enough

Those that seek to police or undermine this must be ignored because a Latinx identity is not something that fits into a box or a neat list of descriptors.

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​The Athlete and the Individual

Athletes, just like artists, are shaped by where they come from and how they think.

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The HUDS Strike: A Year in Review

Being the most influential university in the world, it is disheartening that it took so long to reach this conclusion.

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​Fighting the Shadow Social Environment

In preaching that total inclusion is necessary to build “the Harvard community,” the administration forgets that exclusion, to some degree, is necessary for any community at all.

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I Want to Wear Churiyan Again

I do not need to fit a space that already exists, and that may not be large enough for everything that is me.

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​Imagining Instability

Compared to other regions in the U.S., the Midwest more than adequately subsists on its economic output. Yet Midwesterners still feel as though they lack something in comparison to the rest of the country, and perhaps rightly so.

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