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Undergraduate Council

Interactive Feature: The Class of 2014, By the Numbers

The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.


Confessions of a Harvard “Beez-er”

"One of the best places to beez is the open air because the chilly windst will augment the effects of beez. Longtime beez-ers refer to this as the 'beez and freeze.'"

Responding to Drug Use

You Might Want To Read This Study Before 4/20

Before indulging in any sins on the most holy day of the Christian calendar, you might want to check out a recent study, which found that even casual marijuana use, or smoking at least once a week, may lead to significant changes in the brain.

On Campus

Scene and Heard: Harvard's Drug Class

I had high hopes (pun intended) for the History of Science 140v: “The Historical and Cultural Lives of Drugs in the U.S.” lecture I was sitting in on. Would we discuss the pros and cons of doing various drugs? Would we learn that Ben Franklin secretly had a coke problem? Would there be free weed? The possibilities were endless.


Harvard Policies on Medical Marijuana To Remain Unchanged

Despite the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts at the beginning of 2014, Harvard will not be altering its drug prohibition policies on campus to make an exception for medical marijuana.

Op Eds

Is the War on Drugs Over?

Legalization advocates, therefore, are feeling optimistic: Many expect full legalization, at least for marijuana, within a few years. This euphoria is understandable, but premature.


HMS Finds Dangerous Substance in Energy Supplement 'Craze'

A popular and widely used workout supplement, Craze, has been discovered to contain a banned substance similar to methamphetamine, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

On Campus

The Final Club Party: Who’s There and What’s Going On?

With punch season now in full swing, it’s time to present the results of Flyby’s first-ever Final Club Survey. The online survey was emailed out last month to 4,838 sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and was partially or fully completed 1,927 times (though it should be noted that individuals could have taken the survey more than once). In the fifth installment of a six-part series on the survey results, we take a look at perceptions related to the social scene at Harvard’s final clubs.

Responding to Drug Use

Responding to Drug Use

A 2005 Crimson feature on recreational drugs at Harvard quips, "Marijuana use may violate federal law, but at Harvard, it’s less likely to get you in trouble than breaking a window."

Responding to Drug Use

What Happens the First Time You're Caught Smoking Marijuana? Harvard's Policy Doesn't Say.

We already knew that the College’s drugs and alcohol policy tiptoes around the question of whether we can play beer pong. But a gradebook released last week by the nonprofit organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy points out that the policy is vague on other questions too.

House Life

Statistical Breakdown of the Class of 2013

An interactive examination of the habits, preferences, and plans of the graduating senior class.



House Life

Where We Stand: The Class of 2013 Senior Survey

In a year marked by a major cheating scandal at Harvard, more than 30 percent of graduating seniors admit they have cheated on a homework assignment during their four years as undergraduates.

House Life


Student Life

Thinking Outside the Solo Cup

On Harvard’s campus, as on those of other colleges, alcohol is by all accounts accessible and abundant. A red Solo cup is a ubiquitous accessory to many social events. Yet despite the presence of alcohol on campus, a number of Harvard students choose not to drink. For many of these students, this decision is based on a variety of personal factors, all challenging the assumption that social life in college necessarily involves alcohol.

Free Time

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School

What We Forget About School: School