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Julia I. Biedry

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Drinky Drink: Halloween

​Ah, Halloweekend—a great trial of endurance for those on campus looking to dress it up and pour it down. When we were kids, Halloween was all about the candy. Now, it’s all about the BOOOOooze. Can you make it through a full 48 hours while completely avoiding sobriety? Look to these drink recipes to help you navigate the festivities.

Wavin' Flag
Cabot

Housing Day Shadow: Cabot

I awoke at 6 a.m. on March 13 to the hiss of my radiator and the loud, excited chatter of my blockmates in the hallway. It was Housing Day morning, my first as an upperclassman in Cabot House. I debated with myself whether to get up at all, anticipating the faces of freshmen—ranging from (hopefully) indifferent to (probably) teary-eyed—whose fates I would soon deliver.

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Julia Biedry Column 2 photo

Julia Biedry Column 2 photo
Music

Sounds of the Square: Study Breaks and Spring Break

Last week I decided to take a study break to TD Garden to catch up with my pals Sting and Paul Simon. As much as Brain Break fills a void on those lonely Sunday nights, no amount of peanut butter and dry cereal can compare to the joy of watching a Real Housewife rock out to "Roxanne" so hard that she spills her $15 Cosmo all over herself.

Dan Masterson
Music

Concerts Worth Braving the Cold

Speakers are not a substitute for live music, so Julia I. Biedry will let you know who’s coming to Boston when cranking up the volume on your laptop just doesn’t cut it.

Facebook

Hate It: Relationship Statuses

“Oh, so you guys are Facebook official now! Now you know it’s legit.”

College

Jukebox: Harvard-Yale Edition

Come next weekend, hundreds of Harvard students will be piling into buses to make the famed pilgrimage to the rough and tumble streets of New Haven, home of the number one safety school. To pass the travel time as Harvard prepares for its seventh consecutive win, take a listen to these classics:

No Shave November: Matthew
A Little Levity

No Shave November: Matthew

Matthew S. Ackerman ’14 is participating in No Shave November.

No Shave November: Taras
A Little Levity

No Shave November: Taras

Taras B. Dreszer ’14 will be growing his beard out for No Shave November.

No Shave November: Matthew
Student Life

No Shave November

With the crisp November weather looming in the air, FM sat down this week with two eligible Harvard men prepared to take part in No Shave November. While the Fall tradition might merely appear to be an excuse for laziness, for these men it’s more—it’s about competition, pride, and manliness. Take your last look, ladies, because things are about to get hairy.

Summer Postcards 2013

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Summer Postcards 2013

Perceptions of Perfection

What would my life seem like to Apollo? Would I join him in his alabaster perfection or am I too common, too mainstream for his Olympian taste?

Music

Harvard College Rap Collective

Think Harvard students can't get down? Think again. A driven group of the class of 2016 brought swag to campus when they started the Harvard College Rap Collective, which was officially approved by the OSL on April 1, according to the group's Facebook page.

Student Life

Get Out: Senior Spring

So, you’re a second semester senior. Finally finished with that thesis on the parallels between Doctor Seuss and Freudian romantic ideals, you feel like you’re on top of the world. But what do you do with all of that newfound free time? Here’s the perfect guide to squeezing in a whole semester’s worth of fun, seizing the day, and soaking up Harvard and the vibrant city of Boston before you don your commencement cap in May.

College

Get Out: Allston/Brighton

Although Allston Village may seem like a strip of stores to pass by on your way to Target, this square is worth a second look. Filled with coffee shops hardly big enough to contain the concentration of ombre-dyed twentysomethings, Allston is a mashup of food you haven’t tried yet and bands you’ve never heard of. This neighborhood is like an I-Spy game—there’s always a vintage guitar or Afghani kebab just around the corner. Next time you leave the bubble, be sure to check out these places:

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes