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If Your Favorite Band Is The Chainsmokers, You’re Doing Something Wrong

Music groups like the Chainsmokers are successful because they produce catchy music, not because they produce good music.

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The Watchers of the Charles

Around the time of the regatta, it is easy to appreciate the Charles afresh, to see the river as the center of our community. What we might forget is that the river is always the liquid heart of Boston and Cambridge.

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How to Avoid the Well-Trodden Path

Optionality is a dangerous drug. The risk of closing down a door you’ll likely never walk through is the price of discovering something you love.

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Acing Rejection 10a

Along with Expos 20 and LS1a, freshman year also seems to offer students an excellent Rejection 10a course in how to handle being cut from clubs.

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“I Should Have Gone to Stanford”

The systemic marginalization of Latinx students is a central, albeit forgotten, part of Harvard’s history. The University must take concrete steps to make their experience more equitable.

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Innovation Through the Liberal Arts

The next wave of great innovations that will push humankind forward is going to be found through a mindset of innovation through the liberal arts.

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Harvard Can—and Must—Do More on Public Service

As Faust’​s term will soon come to a close, it would seem fitting to mark her legacy with the fulfillment of her vision and Harvard’s commitment—a college that guarantees all of its students the opportunity to serve the world they seek to change.

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Save Our Time

In sum, everything will get harder. Those lunch plans with friends? Try juggling staggered 75 minute class blocks at random times. Even students in SEAS will see little benefit.

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Terrorism is Terrorism, Period

Stephen Paddock is a terrorist. He is as much a terrorist as Omar Mateen, who is as much a terrorist as Dylan Roof.

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Words Were Never Violent

We need to build resilience to people’s thoughts, opinions, and even jokes because the world after graduation is much uglier than what we experience on campus

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Donald Trump and the P.R. He Should Be Focusing On

While he spends all of this time tweeting temper tantrums about the NFL, the people of Puerto Rico are being ignored, left alone in their suffering.

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On the Border, By the Sea

I no longer feel ashamed for not fully belonging anywhere.

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Liberal Rhetoric is Intellectually Exclusive

Though liberals like me disagree with Trump’s opinions, we must acknowledge that his message won in part because it was digestible, whereas the liberal agenda was not.

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A Reminder of Our Obligation to Thought

Secretary DeVos’s speech promoting her ideas was met with students I could tell were unwilling to listen to viewpoints different than their own.

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A Call Against Complicity

In lieu of our University, we chose to stand in opposition to the leadership of the Department of Education and the plundering policies for which it stands.