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Sophie T. Bearman

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Research

Drinking is Contagious

The person next to you yawns, and all of a sudden you can’t help but open your mouth, close your eyes, and take a gaping breath of air. It’s involuntary and seemingly contagious. Well yawning isn’t the only thing that’s contagious, apparently so is drinking. If you partied hard on Friday night, it is more likely that your close friends did too.

Offbeat

Chance to Lock Lips and French Kiss Near Harvard Square

French kissing is an art. It’s been perfected in movies, stories, magazines, and photos, but can often be hard to ace when it comes down to that awkward moment before the kiss begins. Eyes open or closed? Head angled to the right or to the left? Lots of tongue or no tongue at all? This Saturday, The Boston Babydolls, a popular local burlesque ensemble, is giving you a chance to show your stuff in a kissing competition they’re hosting near Harvard Square. The group is hoping to promote the troupe’s new show “French Kiss,” which will be performed at the Oberon on April 25 and April 26 at 8 p.m.

Offbeat

Boys Will Be Girls On "Harvard Sailing Team"

Four “besties with testes” (aka best friends, duh!) sit around a living room watching “The Biggest Loser” and chatting about their daily caloric intake, their relationship issues, and the wonders of Pinkberry in a recent video posted by the Harvard Sailing Team (HST) – a comedy group that actually has no connection whatsoever to Harvard and has no sailing skills, as far as we know.

Events

Dropout to Speak at Harvard

“Only God and Bill Gates have more money than Harvard!” We’ve all heard this phrase being shouted—often from all the way across the Yard—by the guides working for Unofficial Tours. Now we have the chance to see the man behind the joke. Bill Gates is scheduled to speak at Sanders Theatre on April 21 at 3 p.m.

Harvard in the World

On Loving Mailer—the Book and the Man

Norman K. Mailer ’43 was overweight and slightly balding when he met Carole Mallory, the woman who would become his mistress for nine years. But, she tells us, he definitely had a mouth worth kissing. Need more details? Mallory's new memoir, Loving Mailer tells all.

Harvard Medical School

An Hour A Day Keeps Those Pounds Away

When it comes to exercising on a daily basis, sixty is the new thirty. According to a recent Harvard Medical School study, women now need to exercise 60 minutes a day to avoid gaining weight in middle age. Paired with a normal diet, these extra minutes can prevent those unwanted pounds that seems to pile on each passing year.

Student Life

What To Wear Is Now So Much Easier

This is when Go Try It On, a Web site founded by Harvard Business School graduate Marissa A. Evans, comes in handy. With three simple steps, you can upload a photo, add a brief description, and post your image for comments, compliments, and scrutiny from the public eye.

Student Life

Sample Fruity Beverages, Cure a Hangover?

Can a fruity beverage lessen a hangover? A new beverage company, founded by Harvard graduate and former Crimson President Josh H. Simon '00, claims to do just that. Function Drinks, a company “created by physicians,” aims to combine great flavor with “unique and powerful functionality,” according to the company's Web site. With flavors like Acai Pomegranate, Strawberry Guava, and Citrus Prickly Pear, Function Drinks is targeting college students across the country with its new, brightly colored beverages.

Pforzheimer

There Are Twelve Houses and I Got Stuck in Adams. FML.

“Yes, yes, we all know this already. Pfoho is the best house on campus,” said the former Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler with great conviction. His blockmates found it almost impossible to reveal the news. The housing assignments had arrived earlier that morning, dictating the lives of those four men for years to come. They had been placed in Adams. Pfoho was now only a dream.

Academics

Drop It Like It's Hot!

Are you deeply regretting having chosen that philosophy course with 200+ pages of reading a week? Are you wondering what the heck you were thinking when you decided to add a fifth course onto your workload?

Student Publications

Lampoon's Newest Issue Makes Middle School Sex Jokes

If you find jokes about what you would tell your eighth-grade crush funny, then you may laugh when you read the February issue of The Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.

Student Life

What’s the Buzz about Buzz?

You and around 146 million other users may have noticed this week that Google recently added a social networking service, “Buzz,” to its already large list of features.

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Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
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