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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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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.

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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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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.

Navigating the Dilemma of Uncertainty

It’s hard to demonstrate what you know — to produce amazing results — and at the same time honor what you don’t know — the not-knowing, the messy process of coming to know.

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Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: The American Idea

It’s been interesting to see what this team means abroad. Back home, the American players have become veritable superstars: symbols of the fight for gender equality and a beacon of hope for an ever-divided nation.

Columns

Why Congress’ Plan to Fix Gerrymandering Falls Short

Gerrymandering is an existential threat to free and fair elections. If the details of our solution are wrong, we risk losing the entire enterprise of reform.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Pay Attention

How do you say an adequate goodbye to the place that raised you for 20 years? I’ve never been very good at dealing with nostalgia.

Columns

To Be Inclusive, Asian Affinity Organizations Should Be More Political

For all the Asian affinity organizations working to make a community we can be proud of, we must return to our roots and become more political, more educational, and more inclusive.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Learning To Be/While Alone

This summer, I've been pushed to embrace my own company again with all the beautiful and curious pros and cons of solo living and travel as I spend two months in London for an internship.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: The End of the World, Literally

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Hungry in Hebron

Columns

A Gap Year May Be the Education You Need

My gap year was the beginning of contemplation, one I hope you will join with me, of the structures we exist in and whether they serve us, and whether we are serving ourselves.

Columns

Kamala Harris’ Authenticity Problem

But we might want to consider attributing another part of her perceived lack of authenticity to something in the electorate — an inability to understand multiracial identity.

Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: My Morning Commute: The Hallways of History

This is the most magical part of the commute — no, not the stairs (even though they are incredibly ornate) — but rather a series of unassuming rooms that line the stairway.

Columns

Stop Overvaluing Sports: How Harvard Can Grow

Athletic recruitment brings many amazing students to Harvard’s campus, but that shouldn’t make special treatment for athletics an unquestionable truth.

Columns

Home, with a Capital H

It’s weird and exceptional for anyone to go to Harvard, but in the context of my school, family, and city, it’s stand-outish enough to be defining. And I kind of hate that.

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