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Crimson opinion writer

Jessenia N. Class

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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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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

Summer Postcard—Photo

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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.

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Columns

Harvard on a Friday Night

I know it’s summertime and I’m a world away from Harvard Friday nights and the brick buildings lining Mt. Auburn Street, but somehow the conversation regarding social exclusivity and elitism still lingers.

Op-Eds

To Be or Not To Be a Nasty Woman?

Where is the line drawn between characterizing a women as strong for standing up for herself versus characterizing her as something to arrest, ill-behaved—even nasty?

Columns

Gauchito Gil and the Lifespan of Change

I like that idea—that good stories have good endings—but when I look down my feet are touching the ground, not the clouds.

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Buenos Aires

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Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Comic Sans Spanish

Sometimes so much more could be said in Spanish than in English, con más sentimiento y menos palabras.

Columns

Freeing Kodak Black

High school was a place that clutched my youth and kept it close to its chest, was rose-gold in the rearview mirror—but this idea of high school isn’t the version I lived.

Columns

Do You Believe in Miracles?

If we begin to place our actions in the hands of miracles, we fail to see the light within ourselves, the desires and dedication that propel us to grind ourselves against the whetstone of the world, honing ourselves to something that, mixed with a dash of luck, places us in the paths of achieving our dreams.