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Harvard Hacked

A group of hackers, dubbing itself only as "The Unknowns", claimed that it hacked into parts of Harvard's website, in addition to websites of other major organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Airforce, and the French Ministry of Defense among others, according to an ABC News article.


Seven Questions with Rapper David Banner

Rapper David Banner visited Harvard last weekend to speak at a conference entitled, "LA Riots: Twenty Year Later," a reflection on social justice and inequality in America in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. Flyby sat down to talk with the successful rapper, producer, and social activist, who has worked to raise awareness about the shooting of Trayvon Martin.


48 Hours of Sobriety

With reading period in full swing, many students look forward to relaxing and letting loose. Often that relaxation comes with a side of alcohol. But Samir S. Faza '15 and Henry H. Wang '15 don't think it has to.


Crimson Articles Fuel a Political Controversy

In her stump speech, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren likes to tell voters how she rose from the "ragged edge of the middle class" to become a "fancy-pants" law professor. Not included in the speech? Any mention of Warren's Native American ancestry.


Obama's Jokes from the Correspondents' Dinner

On Saturday, President Barack H. Obama spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Flyby has the roundup of Obama's five best jokes of the evening—including a quip about how his and Mitt Romney's Harvard experiences differed, and why this might be relevant in November.


New Information Emerges in Bo Xilai Downfall

Days after Harvard Kennedy School student Bo Guagua released an exclusive statement to The Crimson, new information has emerged in the controversy surrounding the downfall of his father Bo Xilai.


HSA Offering Free TV Through Sunday

Congratulations! You made it through another semester, balancing yet again a crazy course load, extracurriculars, and the occasional socializing. And, now that reading period has officially descended upon us, procrastination will, without doubt, become even more evident. And what the hell, you deserve to relax!


Bo Guagua Focuses on Personal Life, Not Family Scandal, in Statement to The Crimson

In an exclusive statement to The Crimson, Bo Guagua addressed claims made in the press about his grades, his social life, and even the make of car that he drives.


An Exclusive Statement from Bo Guagua to The Harvard Crimson

Harvard Kennedy School student Bo Guagua sent The Crimson a statement, which is published verbatim below.


Senior Bars Were Just Too Wild

Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past. April 21, 1953: Moscow University Gets Sacred Ibis Threski, the Lampoon's Sacred Ibis, now rests in Russian territory. Semyon K. Tsarapkin, Deputy Representative of the U.S.S.R. in the United Nations, accepted the Ibis on behalf of the Russian Government yesterday at Russian Delegation Headquarters on 680 Park Avenue, New York City. Michael Maccoby and George S. Abrams, CRIMSON President and Managing Editor who made the presentation on behalf of the Lampoon, expressed the hope that the Lampoon's Ibis would find its final resting place on one of the spires of the new Moscow University, to be opened next fall. Mr. Taarapkin and Mr. Svirin, first secretary of the delegation who acted as interpreter, indicated they would send the bird to Moscow immediately and voiced thanks from the U.S.S.R. for the gift.


Winthrop Withdraws From War, Adams Loses Sole Ally

After internal rumblings of poll tampering, Winthrop withdrew today from its alliance with Adams, leaving the Plympton St. residence without allies in its war against Currier, Pfoho, Mather, and Cabot.


Housing War Alliances Entangle: Winthrop Pledges Support for Adams

At 10:35 p.m. Friday night Winthrop HoCo issued an official pledge of support for Adams House, giving Adams its first ally in the Housing War. Adams has been alone in its struggle against Currier House and its allies Cabot, Pforzheimer, and Mather Houses since Tuesday when the Housing War began.


Best Places to Watch the 2012 Boston Marathon

Not even a "Warm Weather Advisory" will prevent the most die-hard athletes from running the 2012 Boston Marathon. With temperatures predicted to soar into the mid and upper 80s, event organizers issued a bulletin encouraging inexperienced runners to skip the race, offering them the option of deferring and participating next year. But for spectators yearning for a taste of summer in April, the warm weather provides a great excuse to get outside. Here are a few of the best places to witness all of the action:


Five Questions With 'The Buried Life'

"Harvard is a great place because you have a lot of smart, ambitious people you can learn from, work with, and sleep with," said Jonnie Penn, one of four members of the project and MTV show "The Buried Life." In an event organized by the UC, the group spoke to a nearly full audience at HLS on Thursday. Embodying a refreshing blend of bro humor and antics coupled with the deeper pursuit to spread an empowering message, the boys spoke about their New York Times bestselling book, good deeds, and breaking into the Playboy Mansion dressed as Oompa Loompas.


Mather Declares War On Adams

At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, following Adams House's failure to rescind its Declaration against Currier House, Mather House's mysterious leader, know only by the alias "General Mistie," released a formal Declaration of War against Adams House.


Cabot Confederates with Quad in Currier Conflict

A fifth House has joined the Adams-Currier Conflict: in a signed statement, Cabot House announced its alliance with Currier. In the statement, Cabot asserted that "We, the people of Cabot, will not stand for such injustices and must act to impede this infringement upon our Faust given and unalienable Rights, among these being Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."


War Widens to Winthrop, Lengthens to Lowell

Winthrop House surprised campus today by declaring war on Lowell House. Their first grievance? The lack of swipe access to Lowell's back gate. Despite other House conflicts, this battle is so far limited to the two river Houses, and Winthrop has not stated its position in the on-going Adams-Currier conflict.


Mather Joins the Adams-Currier-Pfoho Melée

In a conflict which has expanded in the course of a single day to involve an unprecedented three Houses, a fourth House has now joined the alliance against Adams House. Led by a mysterious individual known only by the alias "General Mistie," Mather House Committee issued a "Decree to Save the Tree" to declare war against Adams if they continue hostilities against Currier House.


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