The Scoop


'Preventable Tragedies'

Just after 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 24, a truck reversed into two utility workers at a construction site on High Street in downtown Boston, knocking them into a 20-foot-deep trench. Jordan Romero, 27, and Juan Carlos Figueroa Gutierrez, 33, were pronounced dead shortly thereafter.


A New Take on Debate

The purpose of Ethics Bowl is to examine the ethical facets of real-world cases without the emphasis on speed, one-upmanship, or dogmatism that characterizes traditional debate.


Toppings in the Square

The Toppings food delivery app allows users to get free food delivery by having a friend or family member grab the order on their way back from the restaurant they were already going to.


Weymouth Blue Lives Matter Graphic

An illustration of the highly-contested Blue Lives Matter flag.


The Heart of Education

“Undoubtedly — I can't say this in stronger terms — this course would have met the highest level of Gen Ed committee evaluation,” he says. “There are other courses that were nowhere near this threshold of quality that you could cut for funding reasons. This is not the one to go.”


Row 34 Worker

A member of the kitchen staff stands at the counter of Row 34, one of two restaurants by award-winning Chef Jeremy Sewall; he opened the ghost restaurant La Ventana recently.


Aphrodite Project Graphic

The Aphrodite Project uses a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to match dates.


Active Minds Opens New Chapter at Harvard

Alton and Wang brought a chapter of Active Minds to Harvard to address students' mental health concerns during the pandemic and to fill the role left behind by Harvard's temporarily unavailable peer health education groups.


Candy and Condoms

It’s Halloween, and Smith spends the next hour and a half handing out goodie bags to students, picking them out of the box and confidently striding down the iced-over steps in one-inch platform heels to meet new arrivals. Each goodie bag contains the usual items: candy, Halloween toys, and of course, four Trojan brand condoms.


From the Poker Table to the Zoom Screen

The complexities of poker are what drew co-president Dasha Metropolitansky ’22 to the game in the first place. “I picked up a few pretty simple poker math books and realized very quickly that this game, which you can learn in ten minutes, was infinitely more complex than I thought it was.”


Investigating COVID-19 Data Through A Feminist Lens

Through their work, the lab hopes to illuminate how gendered experience within society interacts with biology — and it believes that it is critical to consider these variables in intersection, as opposed to isolation, with regards to COVID-19.


Monument Project

Another entry is a series of self portraits taken by Rawji herself entitled “both and”. In the photographs, she poses with shards of a broken mirror which reflect fragments of her face.


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