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Coffee Break is No Real Classroom To Table

Eating with others is inherently and historically a social endeavor, a cornerstone of how we interact and bond with family, friends, and everyone in between. Coffee-drinking, on the other hand, is nice enough but brief. Even the new initiative’s name, with the inclusion of ‘break,’ seems to emphasize conciseness, a short respite from work rather than an experience in and of itself.


American Youth Know Democracy is Failing

As young people who believe our democracy is in danger, we must not become disengaged, but rather raise our voices even louder. Diagnosing the problem is the easy part; finding solutions is not.


A Bittersweet Deal

We are glad that HGSU-UAW managed to secure substantial pay increases, and that its membership felt satisfied enough to support a new contract and prevent a second strike. Union members must now fight to ensure the agreement isn't a death kiss, to continue spreading awareness of union activity and key issues like third party arbitration without the mobilizing force of contract negotiations, and fundraising without agency shop provisions.


Slashes To The Chronicle Are Only The Canary in The Coal Mine

Saltzman, who has left the paper for a teaching job at Boston University, has been replaced by another full-time employee, so at least one other individual is left to man the ship. But her departure and column cast a glaring light on the decimation of the Chronicle’s staff and, more broadly, the wilting state of local journalism.


The Harvard Name Shouldn't Have Decided Bulgaria’s Election

To that end, we hope to see a future in which we step away from name-dropping – both domestically and as far away as Bulgaria – and instead focus on what our citizen-leaders, including Petkov and Vassilev, have done with their credentials to earn our respect.


The Salient’s Unfortunate Anonymity

Op-ed writers for The Crimson often receive feedback on their pieces — good or bad — in dining halls, via email, and, yes, in The Crimson’s comments section. Through only using anonymous bylines, and not even publishing an online record of the paper, The Salient effectively removes any room for discourse between author and audience. How, exactly, is one to engage with Publius?


What Oklahoma’s High Schoolers Can Teach Us

We want to live in a world where the burden of our political madness and darkest social problems does not have to lie on the shoulders of teenage activists who should be able to enjoy a more carefree adolescence; yet in absence of our own action and that of our government, we applaud their much-needed efforts. It’s time that all of us learn from these high schoolers and pick up the mantle ourselves.


A Weekend of Wins

From the forgotten joys of sharing a physical space, to bonding with complete strangers over witty chants, the game helped make our weird, Covid-defined collection of class years feel like a unified community again.


Beginning a More Inclusive Chapter for Cambridge Public Library

Libraries serve as a great equalizer — they provide access to knowledge without a prohibitively high barrier to entry, and they are the bedrock of public education in this country. We hope that more libraries begin to follow in the footsteps of the Cambridge Public Library: to collectively refuse to judge a patron’s book by its cover, and to write a story that ultimately ends with late fees being abolished for all.