Jason M. Solomon

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Forget Finding the Niche; Be king of The Comp

During the spring and summer before I entered Harvard, my favorite activity was reading Edward Fiske's guide to colleges. That's

Voting for the Insiders' Outsider

S IX HETEROSEXUAL MEN Named to Cabinet. Drug Testing Mandated Every Morning For Federal Employees. Sideburns Eliminated From the Executive

I Was A Twentysomething FRINGE DELEGATE

I was a fringe candidate once. A Larry Agran getting little respect. A Tom Laughlin stepping from the movies to

The World According to Kozol

T ake from the rich and give to the poor. Robin Hood's credo has never been guiding force in American

Across the Nation and Down the Street

There's a restaurant down in Porter Square which some compare to Boston's favorite neighborhood bar. Tina Rasta, an employee at

Struggle on the Streets

T here is a vacant lot at the corner of Quincy St and Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury, next door

Poor Choices

S ECRETARY OF EDUCATION Lamar Alexander touts it as an important step toward reinvigorating America's schools. Gov. William F. Weld

Massachusetts 2000

S OMETIMES, YOU CAN just tell a governor is a bit out of touch with reality. Maybe he suggests that

Battle Royale

I T SHOULD BE a familiar scene by now. Howard Metzenbaum, the cranky old senator from Ohio, leading his fellow

Toward a Better Fling

I MAY be one of the only Harvard students to actually attend all the events of the Undergraduate Council's Spring

The Last Mile

W EDNESDAY'S press conference in Geneva highlighted the major point of disagreement between the United States and Iraq: the Palestinian

Low-Budget Winners

T HE 1990 election was something of a disappointment for Democrats. Their gains in the House of Representatives were less

America Needs Another Huey Long

I F HUEY Long, the former governor of Louisiana, were alive today, he would be seething. He would be fuming,

Killing Innocents Abroad

I MAGINE if the Bolivian government subsidized coca farmers and then pressured the U.S. to allow the importation of processed

Games First-Years Play

F ROM a pessimist's perspective, your first week at Harvard is essentially a string of inane, superficial conversations. From an