Eliya O. Smith

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I Can’t Believe I Genuinely Got Scarlet Fever in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

The only situation in which someone should get scarlet fucking fever is on the Oregon Trail.

The Biggest Hit

The Biggest Hit

Ben M. Abercrombie '21 was ready for a successful career as a Harvard football player—until an entirely legal hit snapped his neck, compressing his spinal cord and essentially detaching his brain from the rest of his body.

1 Bus
Around Town

Who Is She? An Investigative Report of the Route 1 Bus

My favorite: 'Jeffrey doesn’t do buses alone. He can’t. He won’t. But unfortch Jenna C. (my bus ‘buddy’) was busy and I had to suck it up and ride the steel cage of trash all by my lonesome.'

Celtics Dancer

Courtside Hustle

Maureen Tang acknowledges the intensity of dancing for a stadium with a capacity to seat 20,000, particularly since the event can be televised to “millions” more.

#MeToo in the Academy

'Swimming with Sharks'

Academia’s #MeToo movement doesn’t entirely look like Hollywood’s—at least, not yet.

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Fifteen Most Interesting

Solange Azor

A self-described natural storyteller, most of Azor’s humor is derived from her own experiences, “but I’m also a black woman, so a lot of that experience is inherently political.”

The Market in the Square
Square Business

Eulogy For The Market

O, Middlesex County Sheriff. You know not what you do.

Halloween Pumpkins

The Word: Trick

Once, I assume, we did not say; we asked. “Trick or treat,” after all, is a question. We, the variously-costumed youths of America, asked the lording homeowners whether they would like to punish or reward. Stick or carrot. “Trick or treat?” An up-talk, a genuine query.

Sheep in Field
Around Town

Sheep in Field

Woolapalooza is an annual celebration of all things sheep, and is hosted by the Massachusetts Audubon Society at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA.

Sheep To Sweater
Around Town

Sheep To Sweater

Different types of dyed wool sit on display as a part of the "sheep to sweater trail".





At the expansive farmyard grounds of Drumlin Farm, lively youngsters darted from sheep barn to craft cabin, ogling animals and pointing at yarn.

Food and Drink

Rejected Recipes from Home

FM imagines some less savory and more emotionally-fraught submissions.

Dyed Wool
Around Town

Dyed Wool

Hand-dyed wool in various colors.

Mental Health

The Word: Dawn

I felt a connection to Dawn–if nothing else, we were the two quietest people in the room.