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Andrew W. Badinelli
Introspection

Coordinates: Mount Auburn Street

If you look down past your phone, you’ll see the sidewalk bricks play a game of reverse Whack-a-Mole, rising unevenly out of the ground to fight back against your steps. Even if you survive the cars and the middle fingers and the tourists and that tenth Lumineers song, they still seem to say, screw you. Your foot strikes a particularly raised brick. You stumble. You look around but shake it off.

Andrew W. Badinelli
Introspection

Lonely Together

We don’t have to share our most personal space, our most personal lives, with someone else. Oftentimes, though, I want to.

Tinder Fractal
Dating

Year in Review: FM Quotes That Also Make Great Tinder Bios

Our cover stories do more than shed light on pressing issues at Harvard. They can also help you scheme cuties.

Sheehan D. Scarborough
Scrutiny

Soul on the Line: Sheehan D. Scarborough '07 and his Office of BGLTQ Student Life

Sheehan D. Scarborough '07 aims to make the Office of BLGTQ Student Life more intersectional, “expanding the notion of what a BGLTQ student looks like, what they believe, how they operate in the world.”

15 Most Interesting Seniors: Luke Mendola
Fifteen Most Interesting

Luke C. Mendola

Mendola carries around a case of eight harmonicas in different keys everywhere he goes, and eats his meals off of serving trays.

Lamont Outside Night
Fifteen Most Interesting

FM Imagines: Least Interesting Seniors

Mark P. Gross '17 can't decide if he likes Coke or Pepsi better.

Harvard Professors on Trump
Government

The Rise of Trump: Harvard Professors Weigh In

​Three weeks before the presidential election, the basement of Boylston Hall is filled with John Oliver’s voice, blaring, “Make Donald Drumpf Again.”

Andrew W. Badinelli
Sex

Modern Love: Pandas are Scary

I boast no girlfriend or resume, but I do have a Panda.

Sanoa Laroque
Student Life

An Eagle Feather in her Cap

SaNoah S. LaRocque ’19 is a traveler. Before arriving at Harvard last fall, she had attended 13 different schools and lived in towns, cities, and Native-American reservations across the United States.

Andrew W. Badinelli
Introspection

Coordinates: Shopping

That rush, that indescribable feeling—or rather, near-indescribable, since it’s the topic of this piece—only springs forth when I’m shopping for one thing: clothes.

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Felipe's Taqueria

Andrew 'n' Ben Do An Outdoor Bar Round-Up

We at “Ben and Andrew” are eternally grateful for the enormous outpouring of support we’ve received since we started writing our hit column, “Ben and Andrew,” last spring. Unfortunately, due to creative differences, “Ben and Andrew” has decided to dissolve. Luckily, we’re releasing a brand new column, “Andrew ‘n’ Ben”, that we think you’re going to love. We encourage you to follow along, and as always, to revisit your favorite “Ben and Andrews” from the archives.

Andrew W. Badinelli
Endpaper

Endpaper: I've Told You Now

My bedroom doubles as a shrine to Sam Smith. Guests enter, see the Sam Smith records hanging on the right-hand wall, and think, “Okay, cool.” Then they turn, see a massive framed poster of Sam Smith on the left-hand wall over my bed, and think, “This dude’s got issues.”

Brandon Terry
Af Am Department

Brandon M. Terry

Now teaching at his alma mater just 15 years later—though “it feels longer every year,” he quips—Terry sees his role as a responsibility to push students outside of their comfort zones.

Ben and Andrew (Don't) Drink Absinthe
Alcohol

Ben and Andrew Don't Drink Absinthe

If there’s one thing synagogue taught me, it’s to love Jesus, go to Mass, and not drink absinthe to ascend to the next level of artistic vision.

Dinner Table
Food and Drink

The Word: Kitchen

I learned grammar, engaged with civics, and memorized SAT vocabulary at the kitchen table.