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Conducting Chaos
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Conducting Chaos

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The Militarization of the Pacific

We belong — and are in fact desperately needed — in higher education and other professional spaces, and those pathways need to be made more accessible to us.

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‘Inclusion and Belonging’ Has Failed

I want to believe that Harvard has outgrown the idea that belonging here requires that we look a certain way or come from a certain background. But then, I am forced to face reality.

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Barbecue in the Deep North

If you’re a card-carrying carnivore, you’re probably aware of the problem, as a hankering for umami frequently goes unsatisfied in a city better known for calzones and lobster rolls.

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My First and Last Day as an Undocumented Crimson Editor

The Crimson has made it clear that it is not and has never been worthy of my time and labor.

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To Meme or Not to Meme: Politician Edition

It seems as though we’ve gotten so used to meme culture where we laugh at our world leaders instead of respecting them, to the point that we almost stop paying attention to their political adeptness.

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A Part of the Institution

Within the ivy-covered walls of our ivory tower, we cling to generations of self-imposed hierarchies and rules, governing our roles and our leadership, generating the social stratification that drives many of our actions.

Ways to Learn to Cope
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Ways to Learn to Cope

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We All Bleed Crimson

Worst of all, their work, and therefore their time, is not for themselves, but for you, and sometimes just for the faceless Harvard brand.

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The Noose of Betrayal

As the U.S. demonstrates that it does not value loyalty, its rivals (Russia and China) will feel more emboldened to annex or bully America’s allies because they know the U.S. will not come to the rescue.

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Oh, Give Me a Home

Wansup Shim nodded slowly in agreement, still blinking to adjust to the sun. Sensing the Major General’s pride, he attempted to feign excitement at the dreary vista emerging before him.

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Reimagining Our Relationship to Nature

As artists innovate new ways to express and disseminate the urgent need for climate action, they make a call for far more than spectatorship. Rockman and Pelto’s works are not meant to hang on museum walls or contribute to living room aesthetics; they are meant to infuse new color into what can seem like a dying world, given the stark reality of global climate change.

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Science, Scorn, and Cynicism

We’ve internalized our cultural love of science so that we increasingly tend towards believing that human knowledge is driven by science and science alone, that most questions need to be answered empirically.

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Ways We Learn to Cope

Safety is not an assurance for certain communities in the United States, not even a place as prestigious as Harvard.

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Essentialism: The Case for Less is More

A life of essentialism — or minimalism, or intentionalism, call it what you want — is not a life of deprivation, but rather a life of intentionality.

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