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Alexander B. Cohn

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Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Study Spots

Thanks to the Internet, there are infinite ways to procrastinate while studying in your room.


Bender Lacks Zest in 'Lemon Cake'

Upon reading Aimee Bender’s “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” one is struck with a total inability to remember the protagonist’s name, one symptom of Bender’s ill-formed main character.

Survey Says...

I wish I could say that I humbly refused my friend’s offer to join him in trying out for the

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Putting Art to the Task

Over one year ago, University President Drew G. Faust christened the New College Theatre, prefacing the venue’s first performance in

Before Obama... Hayes?

While Harvard prides itself on being a veritable factory for future presidents—seven alumni have gone on to the Oval Office—Harvard

New Coop Outpost Fools Tourists, Locals

Nestled in a row of storefronts on Mass. Ave. between Harvard and Porter Square, a new establishment looks for all

Red Bull May Hike Heart Attack Risk

While the makers of Red Bull claim their ragingly popular beverage “gives you wings,” a new study suggests that the

A.R.T. Finds New Leader

As an undergraduate, Diane M. Paulus ’87 used to purloin production posters from the lobby of the American Repertory Theatre’s

Harvard Receptive to CA Gay Marriage

Although gay marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for over four years, members of the Harvard community still rejoiced at

Museum Tries Branching Out

Visitors to Harvard’s Museum of Natural History looking for dinosaurs this month will come across a surprising new exhibition. In

Harvard Identity Thief Arrested

Indicted identity thief and pseudo-Harvard alumna Esther E. Reed had her post-graduate endeavours cut short this weekend when local police

40 Years Later, All Eyes on Nobel-Winning Discovery

Champagne bubbled in a Harvard laboratory 40 years ago, as scientists celebrated biology professor George Wald’s Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Harvard Drama’s 300-Year Struggle

In 1605, Robert Harvard ventured out of bustling London to find a wife in the sleepy market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.


One windy afternoon nearly 150 years ago, Harvard professor James Russell Lowell, class of 1838, started on his daily walk

Unlikely Enlightenment

My odyssey with Christianity began last summer at Wal-Mart, when I saw a teen New Testament amongst the romance novels