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Editorials

Building a More Robust, Equitable House System

In light of the elevated tension within these House communities, we are compelled to ask: What role do the Houses play in the undergraduate experience? How can House administrations ensure that this role is a positive one?

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Pay Our Interns

If this country truly seeks to build a government of, by, and for the people, it is imperative that Congress strive to include diverse experiences and individuals in its staff, not just those who can afford to take unpaid internships.

Editorials

Activists, Keep Putting the Heat on Harvard

The challenges we face at Harvard and beyond its gates are immense. Harvard should recognize and celebrate the energy that protesters bring in demanding solutions. We support students and activists.

What Admission to Harvard Really Means

We need to ask ourselves what admission to Harvard means in terms of its criteria and its purpose. Is admission just another award bestowed on elite applicants, or is it more? We believe it must be the latter.

High Time for Marijuana Research

Harvard has hit the green with this donation — as marijuana use becomes more widespread, research in this under-studied field becomes increasingly important.

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US Immigration Policy Should Be More Like Harvard’s

The United States should learn from Harvard and recognize that everyone benefits when we welcome talented, hard-working people from all over the world.

A Message to the Class of 2019

Life comes at you fast. As you enter different fields of human endeavor, your ethical decisions and personal choices will reverberate with social significance in ways that you may not yet realize.

Forward Together

As we end this year, I am recommitting myself to hearing you, to engaging with you, and to seeking common ground and areas of agreement. To find this common ground, we need your voices, your advocacy, and your ideas.

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Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Starcrew

I sought to take a picture of this very moment, to leave an imprint to look back upon, but I realized that no attempt at photographic mimesis could ever capture the boundless freedom and comfort I experienced.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: From a Parking Lot

But what I do know is this: If we forget the past in an attempt to move forward, we will begin to see ourselves move back.

Columns

We Know Everything About Your Political Donations

Satisfying mere curiosity isn’t enough to obscure the plain truth: In trying to tackle campaign finance reform, the FEC has built a juggernaut of a privacy violation.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Fish, Love, Music

Salmonfest is kind of like Woodstock, if Woodstock were fish-themed and held in a seaside village in Alaska.

Columns

Full Circle: Lessons From a Gap Year

At this point, I’ve given up on trying to label things. I just go where I feel is best. And Harvard, though always the ending place of my gap year, was never the final destination. The journey continues.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Humility

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Boba in Vietnam

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Organ Meats

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Wasting Away

Columns

Dancing, Floating, and Journeying Back to Harvard

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: June Bugs

Where Boston let me forget over the past two years, Arizona reminded me in gentle breaths when I returned this summer.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Karak Spicy

Within a society marked by stark inequality, all converge for karak and conversation at the edge of the Gulf.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Back in Time

I felt a little twinge of sadness I couldn’t explain at first. It was the twinge of realizing, while I was in it, that this moment would become a memory — something I could never recreate in exactly the same way again.

Columns

Choosing for Myself

I want to serve others because I believe it is the best way I can help myself, my family and everyone that I love. I’m thankful to my coworkers for showing me how to make that choice.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Packing for the Final Trip

The family convened at his house in the aftermath to put everything in order. And it was in this ordering that I found a certain treasure, buried in a messy kitchen-table-tableau of dead pens and toast crumbs and slung-open scientific journals.

Columns

Why I Hang the American Flag

Columns

Owning My Privilege, Owning My Pain

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: The Subway Sings a Strange Song

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