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Cordelia F Mendez

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, those of us (i.e. not me) in relationships might be curious as to what to give their special someone. Luckily, I am an expert gift giver.

Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Rides 13 Goals to Two Weekend Wins

Behind hat tricks from Lyndsey Fry and Mary Parker, the No. 4/4 Crimson cruised to wins over Yale and Brown at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center this weekend.

Lurkin' Laing
Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Cruises to Pair of Weekend Wins

Two conference wins over Union and RPI continue a pattern of hearty Crimson defense in the second half of the season that has allowed no more than one goal per game against league opponents.

Men's Basketball

Looking for the Stories Beyond the Box Scores

Our time as Sports Chairs has been shaped entirely by the people around us whose stories we try to tell every day. It’s the injured but headstrong team captain, the bench player who sinks a gamewinner, the coach who’s been here since before either of us were born, the hardworking photographer, and the managing editor who puts up with our antics every day.

Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Ties with BU, 1-1

A staunch Terriers defense kept the Crimson from sealing a win in the 60 minutes of regulation play or five minutes of overtime.

Women's Ice Hockey

Ready to Start: Women's Hockey Freshmen

Six freshmen comprise a rookie class that will share the ice with former Olympians and ECAC heavyweights.


NOTEBOOK: Hosch Shows Dual-Threat Potential

It may not have been the prettiest of victories, but the Harvard football team won its first sash in the pageant that is the Ivy League title race.


Ivy Opener to Show What's Next for Harvard Football

With a game each under the their belts, Harvard (1-0) and the Brunos (0-1) face somewhat different predicaments and situations on their respective rosters.

Facebook at Puzzle Day

This Is CS50.

CS50 is exceptional for its size, its resources and the cult of personality around its charismatic leader. It is more than just a class at Harvard; it is a cultural touchstone, a lifestyle, a spectacle. This is CS50, and it’s here to stay.


Clear Blue Skies

Today, we can all be New Yorkers—proud, strong, and never forgetting.

Summer Postcards 2014

Jelly Beans and Jury Duty

I am playing pretend as an adult, reporting for civic duty on a day when I’d typically sleep in and spend my time on yoga and frozen yogurt.

Women's Ice Hockey

Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Women's Ice Hockey vs. Yale

Looking for a spot in the next round of the ECAC playoffs, the Harvard women's ice hockey team took to the ice against Yale for 241 minutes of game time that spanned three contests from Feb. 28 to March 2.

Year in Sports - Photos - Women's Ice Hockey - Mary Parker
Women's Ice Hockey

Team of the Year, Runner-Up: Women's Ice Hockey

A team depleted by graduation, the Olympics, and health-related departures contended for the ECAC title and finished the season 23-7-4, just one win short of its 2012-2013 total.

Year in Sports - Coach of the Year - Maura Crowell
Women's Ice Hockey

Crowell Shines in Head Coach Role

While Katey Stone may remain the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey—the post she has held for the past 20 years—it was Maura Crowell who manned the ship at the Bright, acting as interim coach this year and coaching a barebones Crimson lineup of just 18 skaters.

Athlete of the Week
Men's Golf

Athlete of the Week: Lederhausen, Cheng Take Home Ivy Titles

Playing on the Upper and Lower Courses of the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., this weekend, Cheng, a freshman on the Harvard women’s golf team, and Lederhausen, a senior on the men’s team, did what no pair of Crimson golfers has done before—win both the men’s and women’s individual titles at the Ivy League Championship.