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David B. Lat

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Outside These Ivied Walls

F or many of the students graduating today, it is most fitting that the Commencement ceremonies take place inside Harvard

Rudeness Runs Amok

T he expression "The customer is always right" is a commonly heard one, but it is even more commonly misunderstood.

WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO?

The time of year at Harvard that brings out the greatest amount of intellectual effort from students is exam period.

For Debate's Sake

Not too long ago, I received a one-line e-mail message from a Crimson reader containing a single question: "Do you

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Students Should Shut Up

Let's conduct a thought experiment. What would life at Harvard be like if students were in control? Things would be

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Imposing Morality Is Fun

Last week, Ireland voted to end its ban on divorce by a painfully narrow margin. This disappointing development may indicate

Radcliffe Still Sexist

I am glad to see that Radcliffe is finally giving up the pretense of being a real college. I also

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The End Is Near

Pre-meds fly off to different corners of the country for medical school interviews, giving their roommates a brief respite from

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Stay In That Closet

For years we have been told by members of the gay community about the discrimination that they face in a

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All Is Fair In Poster Wars

After a long slumber, it appears that the Harvard campus is waking up from its apathy. The Yard is alive

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A Material World

What do thinkers as different as Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Madonna have in common? The intuitive answer: absolutely nothing.

LOWELL'S HOUSE

On Thursday, the Harvard community was treated to a visit by former Connecticut Governor Lowell P. Weicker Jr. In case

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The Powell Doctrine

We are still over a year away from the presidential election, but it appears that most campaigns are already in

Dole Fights the Good Fight

S ince accusing Hollywood of playing a role in accelerating the moral decay of the United States, Senate majority leader

More Power to the NRA

Contrary to the common caricature, not all NRA members are crazed, government-hating militia members. Many members are simply law-abiding citizens,

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

CS50 in Mather
Columns

CS50 and the Humanities

Closing Ceremony
Columns

Ignore Congress. Close Gitmo.