Eric A. Kester


Getting In is the Hardest Part

I’ve got an embarrassing secret for you. Now I’ve got a lot of things in my life that I’m not


A Commentary

People ask me all the time, “What is the best part about being a Crimson columnist?” There are so many


A Suite Decision

It’s getting to that time of the school year when Harvard students must make a critical decision that has an


The Psychology of Humor

Like many Harvard students I follow a very strategic set of guidelines when choosing what classes to take in a


Jeepers Creepers

“My name is Eric Kester and I am not a creeper.” This is what I had to explain to the


Oh Brother

As you can imagine from the perspective of a middle-child boy in between two sisters, I have a lot of


Surviving the Job Interview

If you’re at all like me, your instinctive drive for success, your passion for competition, and your yearning for invaluable


Season’s Greetings!

Dear Family and Friends, Last night the "hoot-hooing" of the Snowy Owl as it glided on silent wings above our


First Annual HUDSIE Awards

It’s officially the Holiday Season, a time where our society starts focusing on the things that really matter in life


A Blog Too Far

The following is a running commentary written during one of my sections last week. Mom and Dad, I’m sorry that



There has been a lot of talk about plagiarism lately, and it’s gotten me a little nervous. I scrutinized all


This is Awkward

Honestly, do you know anyone who enjoyed middle school? For boys it was a nightmare—we suddenly found ourselves interested in


The Visit

I’m here to discuss a very important problem that most Harvard students must deal with at some point in their


You’re Embarrassing Yourself

This one goes out to all you freshmen. I feel sorry for you. I really do. You have so many


The Best Kaavya Article

Admit it. Unless your name is Mark Zuckerberg, you were a little jealous of Kaavya’s success. And who can blame

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven


Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Acceptance Letters

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope