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Norah M. Murphy

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Ivy League Vegan Conference
College Life

More Than Just Tofu: The 2017 Ivy League Vegan Conference

“The purpose of the conference is to open up a dialogue about the potential power of plant-based diets to address the heaps of global issues,” Nina Gheihman, co-organizer of the conference, says.

Paige Innards
Books

Printed on Paige: Harvard Book Store's Book Machine

This mechanical behemoth is Paige M. Gutenborg, the shop’s resident book-making machine.

slush-crush
Levity

Venn Diagram: Trudging Through the Slush vs. Bumping into Your Crush

They are both quintessential February experiences. Don't slip and fall... in love!

slush-crush
Levity

slush-crush

Sarah Lagan '19
Dorm Crew

The Proud Tradition of Toilet Scrubbing

These maids, alternatively monikered “sweeps,” “biddies,” (a diminutive for the name Bridget that became a colloquial name for a maid) and “goodies,” were considered a staple of the Harvard College experience. In late 1950, university officials anticipated that the maids would soon demand higher wages and proposed the more economical Student Porter Program.

Radcliffe Union of Students
Political Groups

Marching Forward and Looking Back

The recent Women’s March seems to have sparked a greater interest in engaging with feminist issues at Harvard and beyond.

Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Squares Squared

Over the course of my brief excursion, I discovered 12 squares within Harvard Square. Why are there so many? Will the entire city someday be nothing but squares?

Pantsuit
Levity

Who Wore It Better: The Pantsuit Edition

In order to get the 411 on the pantsuit phenomenon, let us turn to the experts: namely, Hillary Clinton and University President Drew G. Faust.

Trademarks
Levity

Harvard's Trademarks: Revealed

In the U.S. Patent and Trademark Database, you can find all sorts of trademarks held by various institutions. Although our knowledge of anything law-related comes from “Law and Order” reruns, we perused the database nonetheless, looking for the most interesting trademarks held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

BOOKS FOR SALE
Books

A Port in the Storm: Boston Public Library Book Sale

Despite the wholly secular environment of the library, the vaguely religious murals covering the ceiling did not feel particularly out of place. Rather, they complemented the near-evangelical enthusiasm of the book devotees in the room beyond the atrium.