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Clear Action, Not Cheap Talk

More than just the chance to take a quick survey, an external review would certainly make us feel that our concerns are being included in University policy, and that the experiences of survivors of sexual assault matter.

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Destigmatizing Depression

To stay alive, I realized you had to be selfish enough to take care of yourself, or selfless enough to live for the people you knew — whichever way of thinking works for you.

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Thank You, Harvard Landscape Maintenance

The next time you want to complain about our lack of snow days, I encourage you to thank a member of the Landscape Maintenance team instead.

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Vandalism and Gender

Harvard should promote the interpersonal discussions of gender in order to create a supportive environment for the BGLTQ community, especially in light of the attacks they face.

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Harvard’s Paternalistic Power Grab

I was cut by the Fly Club and have been rejected by almost every extracurricular to which I applied. But we should honestly face the practical consequences of this attempt to foster inclusion by fiat.

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Why I Call Myself a Feminist

The world is problematic, and it is just not right for men to sit back and continue the unjust social structure that discriminates against women.

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The Freshman 15

For all the talk of first-year students gaining 15 pounds, we forget about the countless freshman who are losing 15 pounds — or more — at the ignorant hands of this harmful myth.

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Sanctions: Noble, but Ham-Fisted

The central question should be whether or not the sanctions effectively and efficiently produce the outcome they are designed to produce.

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Goodbye, Fear

I’m not holding my tongue anymore. I am talking about my experiences more openly and addressing the issues that plagued me head on, and I have never felt more liberated in my life.

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Pay for Play

Harvard needs to take an active role in advocating for the governing body to establish real limits and definitions to what it means to be a student-athlete.

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White (Not Including Middle Eastern Origin)

White and Middle Eastern are two very distinct races, holding different levels of esteem within American society, and should thus be listed as two separate options on all demographic surveys, including Harvard’s options for racial identification.

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Student Workers Need a Contract Now Because #TimesUp

Harvard’s processes are supposed to protect students’ and employees’ civil rights, but instead, the University has used the process to protect itself.

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Harvard’s Endowment Is Political, We Know That Already

Although many among the Harvard student body are excited for the prospect of Harvard to stop profiting off of prisons and its close affiliates, Bacow does not support it.

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Harvard Time, or No Time?

And yet in college, it seemed like the value of reading for the sake of reading had been lost.

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Postpone the Drop Deadline

A later drop deadline empowers students to take control of their academic career by taking a course on a topic in which they may not be confident, and thus it would encourage healthy risk taking and promote intellectual growth.

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