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Wilson and Coughlon with their books
Books

What's On Your Bookshelf?: Coughlon and Wilson Edition

“We should probably tell her about competitive reading,” Coughlon says to Wilson. It turns out the pair’s massive collection isn’t just a hobby—it’s a full-fledged rivalry. Both friends use the website Goodreads to track what they’ve read. Wilson explains, “I’d started in high school, and was mean to Sarah freshman year about her reading habits, and it just so happened that Goodreads instituted a Challenge Yourself book-reading competition, and so we ended up not only challenging ourselves, but each other. We both read 100 or more books [that] year.”

Long-limbed
College

Get Out: Arnold Arboretum

As the school year drudges on, the brown and grey buildings of Cambridge can often feel as confining as our stacks of midterm papers and textbooks. But spring is here, and the sporadic weather can reward us with some gorgeous days. Grab some friends and escape the confines of campus for a day trip to the Arnold Arboretum, the urban nature center maintained by both Harvard and the City of Boston.

Schwalbe Sings
College

L.A. Jeff

Nico J. Schwalbe ’14 opens the door of a tiny room in the Lowell basement filled with tangled cords, and I take a seat on an amp by the drumset. This is the rehearsal space for L.A. Jeff, a student band Schwalbe helped found. We are soon joined by Sam J.J. Newmark ’14, who greets me and immediately starts unpacking his guitar.

Kirkland H33 10 Years Later
College

What's Happening Now in the Zuckerberg Suite

I had the opportunity to meet up with four of the seven residents of Zuckerberg’s Facebook suite for some retrospection, reflection, and laughs.

College

Harvard’s Three Things: An Origin Story Laid Bare

Today, it is said that there are three things every Harvard student must do before graduating: pee on the John Harvard statue, run in Primal Scream, and have sex in the Widener stacks. Yet the lore of Harvard's "Three Things" only developed recently, with nude primal scream being unheard of just 20 years ago.

Football

Letter of Encouragement to Yale

Dear Yale, With the game in two days, you’re the only thing on our mind! Going a whole year since we’ve last seen you has been almost unbearable, but we’re looking forward to being back in your arms soon.

Student Life

Harvard Students Fold Paper Cranes for Marathon Victims

On Wednesday night, around 100 students spent part of the evening folding paper cranes in Winthrop Common Room. The cranes, totalling 285 so far, were made to remember last week’s bombing and subsequent manhunt that claimed four lives and injured hundreds.

Student Groups

On Day of Loss, Hillel Commemorates Israeli Memorial Day

While the Harvard community struggled to comprehend the news of deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon, several dozen students gathered at Harvard Hillel Monday to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s day of remembrance for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

Student Groups

Islam Awareness Month

There are often crowds on the Widener steps on sunny Friday afternoons, but this month, they won’t just be clusters ...

FAS

FM Imagines: Emails Found in the Administration's Hack

On March 9, The Boston Globe reported that Harvard administrators had secretly searched the email accounts of 16 resident deans. But what if they had searched other faculty email? Here is what they might have found.

Technology

Tinder Obituary

Last night, after several weeks in isolation, Tinder passed peacefully away in its sleep with a rosy glow on his ...

Books

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Coffee and a Smile
On Campus

Harvard Speaks Up - You Could Too

Overwhelmed? Stressed? Feeling like you struggle to keep up, while everyone around you has it together? It turns out you're not alone. This March, Harvard's Student Mental Health Liaisons (SMHL) are creating a website entitled Harvard Speaks Up, for which they've just released an announcement video. Harvard SMHL plans to feature videos of students, faculty, and staff, sharing their personal stories of struggling with mental health, in order to provide a supportive, open community.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

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