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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.

Latest Content

Columns

When’d You Start Caring About Immigrants?

I worry about the day when progressives protected by their citizenship, will close their eyes and look back at Trump as one small blip in an otherwise perfect world.

Columns

Creating Community, Losing Ourselves

The Latinx community suffers when people don’t stick around to invest in it, but investing in it burns people out to the point where they don’t want to stick around.

Ruben E. Reyes
Arts

My Two Libraries, My Two Selves

I loved books like “Animal Farm” simply because they entered my life at the right moment, by chance alone. Now, I try keeping up with what’s hot in the publishing world.

Columns

Harvard Parties Aren’t That Bad

Bringing the final club scene to the masses, or opening up the door just a tiny bit wider, won’t cure our dissatisfaction with our social scene.

Queer Eye for the Small-Minded Guy
Columns

Queer Eye for the Small-Minded Guy

My season of “Queer Eye” would do what the Netflix revamp of the show intends to do: challenge bigoted views surrounding queerness.

How Jurassic Park Got Me to Harvard
Columns

How Jurassic Park Got Me to Harvard

As a child growing up in an immigrant household, science fiction dictated the trajectory of my life.

The Tenderness of Cardi B
Columns

The Tenderness of Cardi B

Her music is the end result of 25 years of life as a Latina, with all the nuances, complications, and fullness of an experience that is too often reduced to stereotypes.

Summer Postcard: San Salvador
Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: The Animals of El Salvador

It’s easy to put Salvadoran children in cages if you convince the world that they are animals.

Summer Postcard: San Salvador
Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: San Salvador

Columns

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.

Columns

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.

Columns

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
Columns

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.

Spring Break on the Islands
Spring Break

Spring Break on the Islands

Columns

When Harvard Breaks You

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

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