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Strange Homecomings

It is finally Thanksgiving — a time to celebrate and express gratitude for our most familiar faces. And yet, as per usual, I’m thinking about strangers.

Unpacking Opposition To Legal Cannabis

Attempts to block the opening of cannabis stores now is clearly an attempt to circumvent the will of the people. Those who want to voice their opposition to cannabis markets are four years too late.

Why Harvard Needs Accountability Guidelines For Hiring Former Trump Staffers

As students, we have the right to demand a fact-based education. The Trump administration has not simply disregarded truth, it has embraced lying.

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Whose Comp Is It, Anyway?

Only a few of the issues that plague comps materialized in March 2020. At their worst, comps can exacerbate some of the most toxic, regrettable aspects of Harvard’s culture.

Harvard Graduate Schools Are Right to Admit Fewer (with Some Caveats)

The University absolutely has an “ethical responsibility” to graduate students; last December, graduate students struck to demand its fulfillment. A year later, there is no better time to reflect on that duty.


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Black Women Should Have a Love-Hate Relationship with Kamala Harris

Over the next four years, whether we are criticizing her actions or praising her accomplishments, Black women should pour into Kamala Harris like we pour into ourselves, our communities, and our country.

Why My Mexican-American Hometown Voted for Trump

The left’s standard narratives of how marginalization determines political views are not enough. To work in solidarity with marginalized communities we say we want to help, we must do a lot more listening.

How Harvard Can Desegregate High Schools

As this year’s admissions process kicks off, it’s time for Harvard to recognize that it has one more tool at its disposal.


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Strange Homecomings

It is finally Thanksgiving — a time to celebrate and express gratitude for our most familiar faces. And yet, as per usual, I’m thinking about strangers.

Fall in Love

Hernandez and Neuhauser’s story is a testament to the authenticity and creativity of relationships, romantic and otherwise, that can be catalyzed and maintained via a multitude of online platforms.

Memes and the Art of Nonsense

The power of a meme shouldn’t be underestimated just because it seems like nonsense — nonsense isn’t worthless. It allows us to laugh together. And there’s no nonsense more meaningful than that.

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