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On the Right Track

As Yogi would say, it’s deja-vu all over again. For the second successive year the Harvard and Penn football teams

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Harvard, Yale: Tooth and Nail

Let’s just get it out of the way immediately: Harvard is not as good as Yale, and to claim otherwise

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Deadly Diamonds

Crushing the trade in “conflict diamonds” looks about as easy as winning the War on Drugs, but that hasn’t stopped

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Parade's End

Yesterday morning, while I was still sleeping, a motley parade wound down Main Street in my hometown. The high school

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Killed in the Context

Have you ever tried to read in the Thompson Room? More formal in feel than Ticknor Lounge, this room on

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One Pill, Two Days, No Sleep

Sleep is just a waste of time. Let’s be honest. Hitting the sack for eight hours every night is just

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Recruit That “Other” Class

When hearts at Harvard bleed for the poor, the disadvantaged, the underprivileged or whatever euphemism we prefer, we almost always

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Punishing Drinking Deters Safety

This past Wednesday, 47 Massachusetts colleges, including Harvard, committed to an alcohol safety “action plan” that is riddled with flaws.

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World's Greatest University, World's Worst Teachers

I have stumbled upon a dirty secret: our teachers need teaching lessons. Except it’s not a well-kept secret, because I

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Elections Can Wait

If there is one thing hawks and doves agree on, it is that Iraq needs democracy. No one can doubt

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Columbia's Core Values

As Harvard kicks off its first curricular review in three decades, there is great news at hand. In spite of

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Ignore Those Uncaring Students

This year, 21 students entered the selection process for a spot on the Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE). Rohit Chopra

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Mugabe’s Man

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe does not have many fans in America, and with good reason. In his most recent presidential

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I, The Jury

This August, just when I began to think the U.S. Postal Service had stopped menacing Americans—no one had received anthrax-laced

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Preaching Politics

You learn a lot from the Bible. There are, first, the moral teachings: Love your neighbor, obey the Ten Commandments

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