Matthew S. Blumenthal

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Tragedy at Congonhas, As I Saw It

Cresting the hill on Avenida dos Bandeirantes that leads to São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport, I saw the dense black smoke,

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A Transportes Aéreos Marília (TAM) warehouse in São Paulo blazes after a TAM Airbus 320 crashed into it.

Favelas, Feijoada, and a Festa Junina

After a spirited rendition of “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” I was impressed. But for some reason, the fact that the country


NEWS IN BRIEF: Student Charged With Domestic Assault Of An Ex-Girlfriend Appears in Court; Next Court Date in Dec.

Editor's Note: Since the publication of this story in October 2006, new information has arisen regarding the case in question.

1 Year Probation in Gay-Bashing Case

The 26-year-old Cambridge resident accused of assaulting an openly gay Harvard undergraduate last April was found guilty in Middlesex District


Police Arrest Junior For Assault

Editor's Note: Since the publication of this story in September 2006, new information has arisen regarding the case in question.

Thief Requests Leniency

Prolific international map thief E. Forbes Smiley III is headed into uncharted territory: Smiley—who admitted he stole eight maps from

Haze Surrounds Aid for Drug Users

High school marijuana users everywhere breathed a heavy, smoke-tinged sigh of relief this past February 1. On that day, Congress

Mather Nabs Green Cup

Mather House has shown Harvard that concrete can be green, and that it has no reason to fear the Currier

Crime Rates Hit Lowest in 40 Years

Crime rates in Cambridge last year were at their lowest in over 40 years, according to the Cambridge Police Department

Columbia Hate Crime Case Adjourned

EDITOR'S NOTE (9/27/2006) All charges were dropped against Jose T. Sousa in connection with an alleged attack on an openly

Bike Theft Persists for Harvard Students

Mishy Harman ’08 never wanted a unicycle, but he got one. It took him ten hours of labor at the

Alleged Rapist Held on $2M Bail

The man arrested for public masturbation in Cambridge this past April has found himself in trouble with the law yet

From Sharecroppers’ Son To College’s Gatekeeper

As he stood in the Naumberg room of the Fogg Art Museum this May, next to a portrait of his

Administrators To Support Grassroots Wind Energy Plans

What started as a month-long campaign by the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) and Harvard Students for Wind Energy to pass