Crimson staff writer

Eva Shang

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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


Beauty After Ruin

Beauty After Ruin

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


In Defense of Facebook Official

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


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.


To the Introverts of the Class of 2018

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

Harvard Not Fair

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.


Insert Bad Poetry Here

So let your writing be bad and mostly uninhibited.


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.


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.


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?


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.