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Rainy Day Routine
Harvard Square

Rainy Day Routine

Rain continued to fall in Cambridge Thursday afternoon, following the weeklong trend of cool and damp weather, prompting many to banish umbrellas to avoid further soaking.

After Hours in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

After Hours in Harvard Square

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore
Books

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at Harvard Bookstore about his books, which center around the Vietnam War or, as it’s called in Vietnam, the American War. His debut novel The Sympathizer was just awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Taking Care Of Business
College

Taking Care Of Business

Anticipating around 1,300 prospective freshmen, some local businesses have been preparing by offering special discounts. The Harvard Square Business Association will hold the first “Harvard Square Street Fair,” which will showcase a wide variety of Square businesses.

Construction Continues
College

Construction Continues

Construction continues on the Smith Center, with various amenities unavailable for use.

Construction Continues
Student Life

Posters Critique Impact of Smith Center Construction on Homeless

​Posters inquiring “Who took our space?” and “Where is Brian?” littered the temporary construction fences surrounding the Smith Campus Center this weekend as part of a Harvard Graduate School of Design student’s efforts to start a conversation about how current renovations may affect life in Harvard Square.

April Showers
Harvard Square

April Showers

After a long day of rain showers, rush hour commuters in Harvard Square faced slippery roads and more vehicle traffic than usual. Students were equally dismayed by muddy sidewalks and wet clothing.

Clover Opening
Food and Drink

Clover Opening

Patrons wait in line at Clover’s new location in Harvard Square.

New Harvard Shop Grand Opening
Student Groups

Amid Food and Fanfare, New Harvard Shop Opens

​Harvard Student Agencies celebrated the grand opening of a new Harvard Shop at 34 JFK Street this past weekend, following the closure of another Harvard Shop location due to renovations to Harvard’s Smith Campus Center.

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Harvard Square

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain

A sign in the window of Au Bon Pain, signifies the end of its reign in Harvard Square

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Harvard Square

Au Revoir to Au Bon Pain

When Yenching shut down, we shed a couple of tears. When Panera closed suddenly, it felt like we lost a very close friend. But now that Au Bon Pain is closing down, I think we have gone numb.

Parsnip Restaurant and Lounge
Food and Drink

Parsnip Restaurant and Lounge

The interior of Parsnip, a restaurant in the Square that opened last November with a farm-to-table menu.

Tom Bissell at Harvard Bookstore
Books

Tom Bissell at Harvard Bookstore

Tom Bissell, author of Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve, discusses the value of studying Christianity from a nonreligious in addition to religious lens.

IHOP prepares for National Pancake Day
Food and Drink

IHOP prepares for National Pancake Day

IHOP prepares to give out free pancakes to customers to commemorate National Pancake Day on Tuesday.