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Alexandra A. Petri

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Vacation?

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

Hillaryous!

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

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

CS50 in Mather
Columns

CS50 and the Humanities

Closing Ceremony
Columns

Ignore Congress. Close Gitmo.