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Crimson opinion writer

Jessenia N. Class

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The Ice Cream Metaphor

It wasn’t so much the hard facts but the expression of it, the words themselves—the ones we said aloud and alluded to in the spaces caught between our metaphors—that were beautiful.

Columns

Breaking Harvard’s Liberal Echo Chamber

It is all too easy to fall prey to this isolation of political thought and the zeitgeist of liberalism in today’s political climate.

Op-Eds

On ‘Speaking American’

“​American,” Spanish, or any other language is a part of this country too.

Columns

In Becoming a Money-Grubber

Using wealth as a metric for success is an unreachable expectation.

You, Halved Too!
Columns

You, Halved Too

I should not have to sacrifice one half of me for another for the facade to stand tall, and neither should anyone else.

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The Lonely Side of Harvard

Loneliness is universal. It does not discriminate. And it unfortunately is a keystone of the sought-after Harvard experience that isn’t publicized in glossy brochures.

Columns

Not Us Too, Not Anymore

The bravery of the women who came out against Harvey Weinstein must not only be commended, but held as an example to all women that they too can speak out against sexual harassment and assault.

Columns

The HUDS Strike: A Year in Review

Being the most influential university in the world, it is disheartening that it took so long to reach this conclusion.

Op-Eds

Donald Trump and the P.R. He Should Be Focusing On

While he spends all of this time tweeting temper tantrums about the NFL, the people of Puerto Rico are being ignored, left alone in their suffering.

Columns

Harvardian Civil Religion

Although the ideals of a Harvard education and the way in which it is obtained are not a straight line from a religious authority to the steps of Widener, this implicit way to be here has a reified tone to it.

Columns

The Social Networker

Real connections are what merit the worthiness of lending an opportunity to someone else, not the memorization of the rote facts of you muddled together in a shallow, haphazard attempt to chain yourself to someone else’s success.

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Columns

Home(less) at Harvard

At Harvard, we’re learning to look at the situation of homelessness in a more constructive way.

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Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Jesus Under The Umbrellas

In a country as religious as Portugal, Jesus sits down at the dinner table along with a bottle of Porto wine, chouriҫo, and pão y queijo.

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Summer Postcards 2017

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Summer as a Status Symbol

Reaching the stars from a penthouse is a different story than reaching the stars from the ground.