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But Actually, How Are You?

It’s time to tell ourselves a new story: the story that struggling is acceptable, and that our issues deserve to be heard.

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​Giving Ground

Unique ideas help the college avoid intellectual stagnancy, but a balance must be struck between academic freedom and basic kindness.

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Guns Play a Bigger Role Than You Think

There is a huge gulf between my understanding of the gun culture in the Israel Defense Forces and gun culture in many places in the United States.

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In Search of Falling Leaves

With the sudden drop in temperature came an equally precipitous golden cascade of leaves, silently floating off the dying trees, coming to rest on the worn reds of the brick sidewalks.

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Why Is Harvard Still Fighting My Vote?

I believe that it is essential to the democratic process that all students left off the voter list, not just those from my department, be counted.

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Off the Record For a Reason

One of the best things about the Fellows and Study Groups Program is that we allow students to interact and learn from Fellows in small settings.

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Hate Doesn’t Justify Stupidity

Hate crime laws—which have been enforced at Harvard—represent some of the most dangerous, ineffective, and harmful laws our country has instituted.

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The Secret Harvard Fellowship of Sean Spicer

Not a single word Sean Spicer spoke during his Visiting Fellowship at Harvard was on the record, nor could a single word could be heard without an explicit invite.

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Reaffirming Our Commitment in Uncertain Times

Some may worry that Harvard will back away from its policies and programs, and we want to underscore the University’s unwavering commitment to fostering an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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At Least the Puritans Wrote Decent Poetry

Leave the song alone and get back to figuring out why no one’s heard of it in the first place.

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Framing the Student Voice

The Undergraduate Council’s social group sanctions survey is so fundamentally flawed that it cannot produce the “updated pulse on what students want with regard to social groups” that it intends to measure.

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The Lonely Side of Harvard

Loneliness is universal. It does not discriminate. And it unfortunately is a keystone of the sought-after Harvard experience that isn’t publicized in glossy brochures.

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Ecologically Critical National Monument Lands are Under Attack

Changes by the Interior Department could have significant, damaging effects on ecosystem health and all of the associated human benefits.

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Lines in the Szechuan Sauce

By making an argument which many Trump supporters view as hysteric, Eminem’s attempt to draw a line between these two identities may have backfired, causing some to reject him instead.

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Harvard: Drop the Appeal

Using the University’s resources to deny graduate workers their democratic right to a free and fair election on unionization—whatever the results of that election—is a misuse of funds.