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Wendy K.X. Chen

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The Word: Intoxication

It was a brilliant azure morning in early June when I stepped into the Latin Quarter with little more than a name and a metro stop to guide me. I had arrived two days earlier, and Paris still felt like a city of pure, overwhelming sensation. I drank in its sights and sounds with the eagerness of a newly hatched bird.



For The Moment

Infinitely Lost: Following David Foster Wallace to Boston’s Back Bay

Standing at the intersection of Boylston St. and Mass. Ave. I realized that I was infinitely lost. Originally, I had...


Students on the Trail

To be at the center of a movement, to work in constant collaboration with a community of people who believe in one goal, with one election in mind—it is this larger purpose of the campaign that drives these students.

For The Moment

Rhetoric Watch: Bibi's "Red Line"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (known affectionately as “Bibi”) went for a direct hit in a speech at the United Nations last month when he sternly advocated for a “red line” to be drawn on Iran’s nuclear program: a point after which the program would no longer be tolerated.

Scene and Heard: ICA's Fashion Forward
For The Moment

Scene & Heard: Best Foot Forward at the ICA's First Fridays

Like so many birds of paradise, Boston’s pretty young things and cultured grand dames flocked to the Institute of Contemporary Art for its First Fridays: Fashion Forward event.

Stacked Book Poetry

Poetry, by Stacked Books

In The Meantime

The Word: Relapse

Affliction: Last semester I overdosed on German writers.

Etiquette: Mornings
In The Meantime

The Etiquette of Morning Manners

In order to avoid early-morning hatred for friends, blockmates, and not-so-innocent bystanders, you should first identify the type of riser with whom you are interacting and proceed to practic proper morning etiquette accordingly.


15 Cutest Pets

The cuties are coming! Yes, in just a few days, the 2012 Fifteen Hottest Freshman will be revealed. In the meantime, let's feast our eyes upon cuties of the non-freshmen variety.




FM Investigates: Backpacks

Backpacks: bulging with books, heavy with technology, guardians of our stuff, and utterly shrouded in mystery. Can we judge the contents of a backpack by its cover?

Student Life

This week in FM (09/22/2011)

Student Life


The interior of Oona's located at 1210 Massachusetts Ave.

In The Meantime

A Day in the Life of Tamsin Jones

11:00 a.m.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’