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Clinton on the Trail

Clinton seems to be drifting into a familiar panicky pattern that forebodes future setbacks: her fondness for employing family consiglieri to do the dirty work, as if none of the stink will ever make its way back to her.

Return of Zena
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AROUND THE IVIES: Historically Dominant Yale Headlines Ancient Eight

The Bulldogs come into town riding a 10-game win streak. Meanwhile the Crimson has lost five straight.

Bailey Trela
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Bailey Trela

Bailey Trela

Bailey Trela
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Falling Trees

The large oak that had shaded my neighbor’s home had split in half, its miraculous fall having, somehow, completely avoided the house.

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Friendzoning Harvard

Loneliness, the real loneliness of having many people around and many things to do but no one to really be with, is a well-documented phenomenon on this campus.

Oaten Pipes Hydroid
On Campus

Oaten Pipes Hydroid

A much-pruned version of its messy referent, our Oaten Pipes Hydroid grows with dainty composure from rigid brown stems, opening into a set of decorous little flowers.

Oaten Pipes Hydroid
Visual Arts

The Cinderella Story of the ‘Oaten Pipe Hydroid’

Fragile facsimiles and meticulously embalmed specimens of dead crustaceans, butterflies and other rare animals are tucked away behind the solemn wooden doors of 26 Oxford Street. Discover how the most delicate of them all came to call Harvard’s Museum of Natural History home.

Floral Shoppe
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Album Art’s Subtle Sidestep

In the present decade especially, artists have started to take advantage of the digital proliferation of their album art to usher in a new era of interactive musical iconography.

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Slay

A lot of the time, Beyoncé is for everybody. Her music about feminism, love, and partying is for all women, and really for anyone. Her music about heartbreak is for the heartbroken. But what Beyoncé has done with “Formation” is momentous because in its rejoicing it is, unmistakably, by and for black people—especially for black femmes.

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American Kryptonite and Superman's Fall

When Cam scores a touchdown and hits the superman he literally becomes superhuman, transcending the unintentional conditions of racism in America.

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Pretty Dead Girls

I want to know what happens when pain is so pretty that without it you’d be normal. I want to know if there’s a place where pain stops hurting, or maybe, where it still hurts the same but you just don’t care because it feels so right.

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New York Values

Accusing Trump of espousing New York values fits well into Cruz’s general strategy, and critics were too quick to declare Trump the winner of this altercation.

Miller Grinds It Out
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AROUND THE IVIES: Yale Overtakes Harvard as League Favorite

Harvard may be coming off two straight losses, but a new class of Ivy League heavyweights is emerging.

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The Meaning in the (Financial) Mathematics

There is a fundamental disconnect between the theory we learn and the way we live our lives; with apologies to Oscar Wilde and Phillip Fisher, it’s all too easy to know the mathematics of everything and the meaning of nothing.

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Yellow Fever

The stereotype that Asian women are meek, though blatantly untrue, nevertheless reveals that perhaps yellow fever is more than just an innocent preference based on physical appearance.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes