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Just Kickback, Harvard

Kickbacks are a good opportunity to relax over the weekend, after a long week. They provide a social outlet that is safer than binge drinking. And, most importantly, they’re fun.


You’re Not Special

Don’t get me wrong: Feeling special is generally good. It inspires self-worth, the confidence to take risks, and an onus to make change in the world. And yet, unhampered, it can distort perspectives.


Legacy’s Last Leg

So, overall, is legacy a “nice thing?”


Pooping in Lamont Library

At a place like college, it’s easy to appreciate the stars in an astrophysics class or the grand stories of times long ago in a history class.

Friend List

Too Much Diversity?

For now, in an unideal world, it’s best to strive for another ideal: to think of groups that share a common trait as a group of diverse individuals, who may or may not share so much more. Here, or anywhere else really, there are no rooms covered in mirrors.

School at School

What We Forget About School: School

Only by working to reverse-engineer a cutthroat admissions process can we tackle mental health issues and improve the academic environment on campus.


The Basic Humanity of Humanities Concentrators

If you have a problem with the humanities, please tell me. And tell me straight.


Dash to Wall Street

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Mr. Money-Smith.


A Mid-College Crisis

We may toss personal hygiene and other practical concerns out the wayside in college, but we can’t let our current drive overcome our need to deeply ponder our impractical, larger concerns as well, right now.


Café Winthrop

But at a time when mental health is on everyone’s mind, the inefficiency of Harvard’s meals may just be what students really need.

Awkward Eye Contact

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

What is “campus-eye-contact-culture?” It’s a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, and multi-hyphenated term that I just made up, and it encompasses the set of behaviors surrounding eye-contact on campus.

The Tree

Why the Environment Sucks

At the end of the day, nature is dirty. And it completely goes against our clean, man-made world.

Ahsante Bean

A Stanford Fantasy

So between any two schools—whether it be Stanford and Harvard; Harvard and BU; or Stanford and Moorpark Community College—comparisons are something best left for the movies.

The H-Bomb

Testing the H-Bomb

I think the women here are more attractive than the men—probably because they have larger breasts than the men. However, these findings do support what seems like a pretty commonly held undergraduate belief that the guys are hotter than the girls. At least, that’s the opinion I’ve heard from guys. I haven’t heard much from the girls, even though I do talk to girls. Definitely.


Pfister and Gus

Early this semester, the administration announced that Interim Dean Donald H. Pfister will step down in July. Although Harvard fungi have probably been celebrating non-stop in anticipation of Daddy’s return, most of Harvard’s non-tremella-fuciformis-beings have expressed sadness at the approach of his departure—myself included.

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall