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Dashiell F. Young-Saver

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Dear Pre-Frosh: Why You Should Go to Harvard

It’s about the fun meet-ups, the joking put-downs, the scandalous hook-ups, and the raging throw-downs. And, most importantly, it’s about spontaneous water gun fights with your roommates to kick off the weekend on a spring day.

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Bring Journey to Yardfest

It all boils down to the fact that if we continue to aim for popular, new artists, we’ll never match up to the lineups at other schools. Instead of trying to compete with other spring festivals, we should make Yardfest a new concert genre unto its own.

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Completely Floored

I fear, in general, that our reverence for grand changes—the unchecked cult of worship surrounding those like Zuckerberg—can blind us to the merits of more modest, but surely good, change.

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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.

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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.

Progeny
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Legacy’s Last Leg

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

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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
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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
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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.

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The Basic Humanity of Humanities Concentrators

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

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Dash to Wall Street

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

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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.

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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
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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
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Why the Environment Sucks

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

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía
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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter