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Crimson opinion writer

Ruben E. Reyes Jr.

Ruben E. Reyes Jr. '19 is a former Editorial Chair and Editorial Writer living in Leverett House. He studies History and Literature, and is originally from Diamond Bar, California. His interests include United States politics, race, structural inequity, and pop culture.

Crimson opinion writer Ruben E. Reyes Jr. can be reached at ruben.reyes@thecrimson.com.

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Hollywood’s Harvard Problem

The sanitized version of Harvard often seen in television and film is as false as the supposed shots of the University, many of which are filmed at UCLA.

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The Columns That Haunt Us

There’s been a number of powerful Harvard College graduates who’ve gone on to become influencers in their respective field. And yes, articles they wrote as mere teenagers or people in their early twenties are still available for all to see.

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A People’s History of Yardfest

Before we had Wale at Yardfest 2018, we had Wale at Yardfest 2010. And though Yardfest has a complicated history, some things—like Wale—have remained the same.

Spring Break on the Islands
Spring Break

Spring Break on the Islands

Spring Break on the Islands
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Spring Breaking on the Islands

Harvard students will continue going to the islands for spring break, so it’s critical that we become more conscientious travelers.

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When Harvard Breaks You

For much longer than we like to admit, brokenness is our Harvard experience.

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Selling Out and Fitting In

Conservative students of color have to own the fact that their views lead to policies that actively hurt the communities of which they seek to be a part.

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66-Year-Old Married White Male With a Doctorate

At a time when the average university president in the United States is a 62-year-old married white male with a doctorate, Harvard could have stood out as an exception.

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All Work, No Pay

Unpaid student labor ensures that hundreds of students like they belong, like they will survive, and like they have a stake in this university.

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El Salvador

El Salvador
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My Favorite 'Shithole'

It’s difficult to convince high-caliber Latinx studies scholars to come to Harvard when we have no clearly designated resources to support their work.

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The IOP Presents: Fear-Mongering for Dummies

On the surface, a failed gubernatorial candidate who peddles in xenophobia does not seem like a productive person to teach Harvard students about “[t]he processes through which ideas become public policy.”

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Breaking Our Silence

For the sake of the organization, we treat these problems like secrets and speak of them only in whispers.

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Is Brown Beautiful?

Though it may be unfair to have to justify our feelings, thinking of love as a site for racial and ethnic justice can be productive.

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​Our Cultures Are Not at Your Service

Support us first. Then ask us to introduce you to our worlds.

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