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What Have I Learned From Harvard?

Can I truly and honestly say that Harvard has made me the better person I wanted to be? I don’t know. What I can say is Harvard has shown me my limitations and strengths, and given me a realistic sense of who I really am.

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The Right to Strike

The right to strike is a right to resist oppression.

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The Paradox of Veritas

Paradoxically, for Harvard to be truthful, it would have to recognize reality: Power supersedes veritas in importance on campus.

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Why ‘The Asian Advantage’ May Not Be an Advantage

Being immersed in a setting where diversity and inclusion are constant topics of discussion, I have introspectively delved into my personal experience of being Asian American.

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2019’s Films Want Us to Listen

As students, we seek our education in the classroom, in our readings, and through our problem sets, but we would do well to augment our search for knowledge in less than traditional mediums.

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Beyond the ABC’s of Reading

When we begin to see reading as a flexible skill that can be improved, we can actively take steps to actually do so.

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Reading My Admissions File, Writing My Harvard Story

But reading my admissions file offered proof that there’s so much more that matters, that leaning into the complexities of our experience as students has importance that transcends numbers and statistics.

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Big, Structural Change, Somewhere Else

We have to be willing to interrogate our own deeply held beliefs and our institutional commitments if we are to see the full set of ways we can use — and change — our institutions for the better.

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Stop Putting Us in the Basement

Students of color have left the basement. We are standing in front of the Harvard administration, waiting to be heard.

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Protest is Inconvenient

Protests do not happen when it is best for everyone. They do not accommodate others’ schedules or seek to minimize their disturbance. They’re loud, they’re broadly supported, and, most importantly, they’re clear in their message.

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Asian Americans, Speak for Yourselves

To use the language of the woke nowadays, reclaim your identity. It is, after all, yours.

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Biased and Insensitive Reporting is Unacceptable

African stories deserve nuanced and thorough reporting. As Harvard students and future leaders, we must be conscious of our biases and seek to report accurately and fairly.

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Money, Harvard, and Morals

If we truly believe that “Harvard” should steer clear of unethical financing, we should also demand a reciprocal duty from ourselves.

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Why I Smoke

So, asks the American, why on earth do I smoke?

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MIT Professor Esther Duflo and Husband Win Nobel Prize

When the women of this campus leave Harvard, I hope that they will be remembered for the professional and personal accomplishments I know they will achieve, rather than just their marital status.

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