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Honesty is Painful

This is the most important lesson I’ve learned about myself as a writer: I don’t like to push the hot button.

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What Harvard Gets Us

Navigating love, winning Monopoly, and finding happiness are some of the most important facets of the lives we lead, and to rely solely on intuition or the arts to do so is as futile as it is to rely solely on mathematics.

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Obama the Morbid Jokester

Like any good comedian, Obama ended his roast with a mic drop—a universally recognized symbol of odium and disappointment, and a sign that he is self-aware that this was no ordinary Washington black tie affair.

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A World Without Rape

I think it’s “incredibly difficult” to hear about how many young women are sexually assaulted, about how their “no’s” fell upon deaf ears, about how they were forced to engage in sexual acts against their will, about how they were penetrated and physically violated while unconscious.

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Reading Period

The day has passed you by without any real work getting done. But if you stay up and try to work now, how will you get work done tomorrow?

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We

If I don’t know my voice, I can’t know what kind of writer I want to be—what I want to write about, or where and how I want to write about it.

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The 25th of May

To the cadets commissioning this May, I wish I could be there to salute you.

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The People

I’ve found my peers here to be generally smart and impressive. But, like me, their insights and accomplishments are not constantly breathtaking.

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Lemonade

But where many people get lost in trying to convey the complicated intersections of oppression within the black community without demonizing black men, Beyoncé treads gently, with love.

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The Butterfly Effect

Time passed.

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Spokespersons and Empathy

I always, in some way, knew I was a spokesperson or representative for my race and gender. But I didn’t know there was an ethic to it.

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Don't Keep the Change

This is little consolation for the deprivation of liberty that these figures and the demographics they represent have suffered in America, and it is ultimately emblematic of a nontrivial, even arrogant endeavor to sanitize history on a large and visible scale.

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Naked Bodies

It seems that we are far more comfortable telling women what to do with their bodies than asking men to simply stop sexualizing women’s bodies.

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The Happiness Sale

As we become older and richer, things and experiences that amaze us now will probably lose their luster.

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Books & Bullets

The expectations cadets encounter are what make the transition between school and ROTC both humorous and difficult.