Crimson staff writer

Eva Shang

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Endpaper

Endpaper: Fireflies

​Over the phone, my mother’s voice sounds the same as mine. Same cadence, same pitch, same laugh that bubbles from nowhere. We walk through the mall, and she criss-cross links our arms. A hat vendor asks us if we are sisters.

Beauty After Ruin
Summer Postcards 2015

Beauty After Ruin

Yuanmingyuan

Beauty After Ruin
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Beauty After Ruin

The splendor of human achievement can never be replicated, and the terror of human destruction can never be undone.

Op-Eds

In Defense of Facebook Official

To all the happily dating people at Harvard: Post it on Facebook.

Op-Eds

In Defense of Pinker

What the current admissions culture has spawned is a flurry of attempts to join extracurricular activities that look good to admissions officers, instead of allowing people the time to pursue things they’re truly passionate about.

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To the Introverts of the Class of 2018

Rest assured, no matter what you do, you will still make friends.

Harvard Not Fair
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Left Unheard in the Debate

Many today feel uneasy when talking about Asian-Americans and affirmative action—and understandably so. Asian-American students in today’s education system share that anxiety.

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Insert Bad Poetry Here

So let your writing be bad and mostly uninhibited.

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Redefine What's Romantic

Romance, as a human tradition, has survived millennia of changes in form and tradition. Surely it can withstand the rise of Snapchat.

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Not Only At Harvard

Too often, I see appreciation of Harvard's history and academic excellence mistranslated into a sense of personal uniqueness.

Student Life

Indonesian Gamelan Allows Students to Be Beginners

Gamelan, pronounced jam-eh-lan, is a traditional instrumental ensemble from Indonesia that boasts a small but vibrant community at Harvard. The ensemble, led by Harvard artist-in-residence Jody Diamond, is composed of students, musicians, and local residents.

Op-Eds

You Do Not Have to Be a Leader

After all, we went to Harvard—if we don’t at least lead in our chosen field, we’ve failed. To be a leader is to make a difference. To make a difference is what it means to succeed. Right?

Op-Eds

Respecting the Basic Humanity of Asian Tourists

This culture of contempt hurts me, because I know that not so long ago, my family was part of that mercilessly mocked demographic. My mother may have been the stereotypical Asian tourist—but she too deserves basic respect.