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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.

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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.

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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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There Should be No Hierarchy of Concentration

We all made it to Harvard. We all worked hard to get here. But I wonder how many of us feel like we have to over-perform how well we are handling things and how much work we are able to get done.

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The God of American Public Life is Dead

The God of today’s GOP is an impoverished divinity — little more than a signal of the right’s confirmation bias.

Difficult Question
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Asking The Difficult Questions

These questions are not original; nor do they invite easy conclusions. But the fact that they often seem to be missing from the conversation concerns me.

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Difficult Question

Charles River
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A River Runs Through It

Harvard wasn’t what I dreamed at all, for how could I have dreamed of an adventure whose twists and turns I scarcely could have imagined?

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Charles River

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A Thousand Possibilities

We — students, workers, administrators, faculty — must hold and be held accountable to realizing transgressive politics at the University and beyond it, not as saviors but as partners in collective worldbuilding.

Free Food Tonight
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The Fallout of Free Food

Overemphasizing food as an incentive to join an organization makes me uneasy, since it seems to reduce the importance of the activities that the club is promoting.

Free Food Tonight
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Free Food Tonight

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Transparency, Fairness, and the Admissions Game

If the current admissions system were to be more transparent, and individual students were aware of what criteria to focus on, we may see a system that is more appealing to everyone, and ultimately, even more fair.

Julia's Steamed Egg Tofu with Soy Sauce
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Add Soy Sauce To Omelettes and Call It Chinese American Cuisine

Chinese American and American chefs today have redefined the boundaries of Chinese American culture through the lens of their own upbringings; their cuisine reflects the changing demographics of the United States.

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Various and Sundry

Since this is my last column of the semester, and since I have exhausted my supply of pomposity and nonsense, I propose to round out the year with a smattering of suggestions for smoothing certain Harvard hangnails.

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