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Asli A. Bashir

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Just The Tip

Free things=good things. Go to the crew intro meeting for a free athletic shirt. Go to the Barker Center Café as it’s closing for free coffee. Go to Lamont café for a free massage from your peers (apparently). Go to the laundry room for free condoms. Go to the career fair for free random shit with company logos. Go to the libraries for free pencils. Go to Mather Lather for free soap. Go to any bulletin board for free thumbtacks. Go to Lowell on Thursdays or Sparks House on Wednesdays for free tea. Go online for Freeze magazine. Go to the Democracy Center for freedom. Go to MIT for freaks. And don’t go to Harvard if you want to save money. — Charles R. Melvoin


Pisces Feb 19 - March 20

Chester French: "Ciroc Star"

What if Pharrell remade The Hangover, but instead of casting four actors, he got Chester French, Clinton Sparks, Jadakiss, and P Diddy to party together? And what if it wasn't a music video but actually a commercial for Diddy's vodka brand?

President Faust's #1 Fan

University President Drew G. Faust has held plenty of titles over the decades: professor, dean, bestselling author, "Chainsaw Drew." But The Drew Gilpin Faust Fan Club reminds us that she has one other, often overlooked role—celebrity. For the past two years, an anonymous critic has been making DGF sightings her mission, posting to this mock fan blog under the charged pseudonym Grimke, taken from the 19th-century intellectual Angelina Weld Grimke.

Reading the Signs

I am a Taurus. Well, that’s my sun sign. And I am addicted to astrology.

Cruisin’ with the “Boda Boda” Man

KAMPALA, Uganda — He is young, no older than 19. “My name is Yoweri,” he declares, “like the president.” I

Barry A. Shafrin ’09

In a theater circuit where everyone is about the same age, Barry A. Shafrin ’09 is often cast in younger

Hate It: Interhouse Dining Restrictions

As a proud Radcliffe resident, I’ll be the first to say it: Quad life is rough. Roll out of bed