Marcel E. Moran

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The Reality of Harvard

For now, our Harvard experience is coming to a close, but rather than lamenting our entry into the “real world,” let us hold as tightly as we can to the reality we have created here, and replicate it far outside these gates.

The Incredible Rationalizing Freshman

Housing Day morning can be either an extremely joyous or disheartening event, but in the hours that follow, a strange pattern unfolds. By the end of the day, or at least when freshmen return from spring break, the housing lottery’s random computer has succeeded, and most students are generally satisfied with their placement.

Loughner’s Empty Investigation

“We are going to the bottom of this,” said President Obama, just hours after the tragedy in Arizona this January. ...

You Talkin’ ‘Bout Playoffs?

There is nothing wrong with it being unclear at the end of the season which team in the country is really the best; healthy, balanced competition and school spirit should remain the winning combination.

Stuff White People Hate

Of course, Stuff White People Like is merely a website and two books, but perhaps the most troubling thing about it is the relatively benign status it maintains.

The Shroud of Steroids

Performance-enhancing drug usage among top players irks us because a doping player skews both present competition and the history of that game.

Why I Root for Michael Vick

As a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, Michael Vick led his team to the National Football Conference championship game.

A Mosque by Any Other Name

The media have picked up on and exploited the fact that “mosque” draws our eyes more than anything else.

LeBron's Aftermath

The aftermath of LeBron James’s choice certainly brought to attention our understanding of loyalty and competition.