Writer

James Piltch

Latest Content

Op-Eds

The Importance of Being a Citizen Too

I hope, though, that those of us who ultimately become leaders will remember to be citizens, too. I hope that we will remember those whom we serve and why we serve them.

Op-Eds

The Best Part of Harvard

Whatever your tradition is with your friends, whatever the moments you love most are, build your schedule around them for a change, instead of fitting those memories into the smallest time slots of your crazy weeks.

College

Venn Diagram: Proctors vs. Proctologists

What do proctors and proctologists have in common?

College

FM Imagines: Extracurriculars to the Real World

FM imagines where Harvard’s premier talent is most likely to end up. Today we bring you a guide to your futures based on your choice of student group. And let’s be honest: We all know Harvard students only join these clubs for the career opportunities. So when you consider what to comp next semester, keep this list in mind.

College

The 7 People You Matched With On Datamatch

Well, it’s that time of the year again, the time when loveless (and sexless) Harvard students have their best chance of finding the one who’s missing from their lives. No, I am not talking about the podst-Valentine’s Day spike in Tinder use. We’re talking about the one, the only, Datamatch. If love can’t be found using questions such as, “What kind of infectious disease describes your sex life?” then all hope is lost. With that in mind, FM describes the seven people with whom you Datamatched (whether or not you are excited about them is up to you).

That Time of Year
Columns

Trouble In Hogwarts

I believe that if we recognize our limitations and ask slightly less of ourselves, we, our friendships, our grades, our careers, and Harvard will all be better for it.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Despite working myself to the brink and dismissing the difficulty of my efforts, when I consider my favorite moments at Harvard thus far, they all occurred in the random, uncommon white space on my calendar.

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

In our quest to be the best, I find that we frequently lose sight of the amazing, meaningful talents we already do possess.