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Fantasizing Flint

We have crises not because they are unavoidable, but because when we are too close and too influential, we are also too tired and entangled.

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Behind the Curve

The intentions implied behind flippant calls of "Everyone fail the test!" usually find themselves abandoned at home on exam day, but there is truth in the assertion that students think competitively in pursuit of high grades.

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Community Night and Conversation

It took five years, but a review of the Program in General Education exposed that it was not fulfilling its goals. It shouldn’t take nearly as long to determine that “community night” is not meeting its mission.

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On Divestment, Adopt the Toronto Principle

As an iconic institution, let us not undermine the future of life on Earth. What will it gain us in the end? And what will it cost us?

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The Harvard Condition Reexamined

Harvard must do a better job of matching students with mentors with whom they can form relationships and receive guidance, especially during their freshman year.

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​Another Stumbling Block

The event scheduled by the Freshman Dean’s Office encourages freshmen to chafe at and retreat from the slightest point of abrasion in their time at Harvard.

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Mythologizing The Bowies

Maybe the only point in trying to understand death is to understand that this life has meaning

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Walls, Pipes, and Brimstone

Michigan poisoned an entire generation. Yet, as I search for resignations, prison sentences, and uprisings, I encounter a sobering truth: Apologies, apparently, are sufficient penance for these children.

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A New Deal for a Great Society

I have noticed that rags-to-riches stories are also sometimes invoked in an effort to make invalid the real, structural barriers to success that those who are disadvantaged in our society face every day.

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Redefining the Classics at Harvard

In setting only Greek and Latin apart with the status of “classical language,” Harvard overlooks Arabic, classical Chinese, and Sanskrit, among others, as having significantly contributed to classical societies.

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American Fascism

I believe that Trump could win not because of his iconoclastic personality and hateful, racist rhetoric, but because citizens feel alienated from the political and economic processes of the post-Recession world, because Fascism promises strength, and because people agree with Trump’s lofty goal to “Make America Great Again.”

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​Taking Time Off: In Search of a Messy Path

The Harvard bubble has obfuscating powers.

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Relax

Take that hour to go to the gym, walk along the river, or watch that episode of Thrones, and it’ll save you many hours later.

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Tension

I’m talking about the spreadsheet sidekick seekers. I’m talking about an addiction, not in dark corners, but one accepted in the broad daylight of our campus and sometimes even celebrated.

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Creeping Totalitarianism

Conservatives disguise their views in apocalyptic warnings about students of color, but they are the ones weaponizing education and eviscerating intellectual freedom.

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