Alexandra A. Petri



Ah, spring: that blissful season when a young girl’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of summer jobs. Outside, birds are


Give Legacies a Chance

In the 1927 case of Buck v. Bell, Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes handed down the infamous ruling summarized in



To misquote Samuel Johnson, Hillary Clinton attempting to make jokes on television is like a dog trying to walk on


Awareness Awareness Week

There was a lot to be aware of at Harvard last week: Islam, Mental Health, probably something else I missed


Vagina Monologue

When I applied to Harvard, my friends were ecstatic. “It will be crawling with guys who will find your mind


Don’t Block the Box

It’s time to start stocking up on conversation material. In 2009, millions of lights will go out across America, marking


Comping Harvard

It’s over. You worked on it for months, edited and re-edited, did your best to look like you’d fit in.


Organization Men

Back home during Thanksgiving break, I was continually tormented with a feverish desire. At the dinner table, in the restroom,


The Real Difference

Every November, Harvard and Yale attempt to set up the impending Game as an epic battle of Good vs. Evil,


Fearing and Trembling

Clowns. Global Warming. AIDS. The falling value of the dollar. MRSA. Confined spaces. Open spaces. AARP. President Huckabee. MCAT. Not


Effortlessly What?

According to a recent study, women spend 90 more minutes each week than men doing things they do not enjoy.


Loser, 19, Seeking Same

Craig should be ashamed of himself. Casual sexual encounters, lies, and a remarkable lack of self-knowledge. I’m not talking about

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance