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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

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
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.

Columns

When Harvard Breaks You

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

Columns

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.

Op-Eds

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.

Columns

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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