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Crimson opinion writer

Robert Miranda

Robert Miranda '20 is an Editorial Chair of the 146th Guard. He studies English and lives in Pforzheimer House.

Crimson opinion writer Robert Miranda can be reached at robert.miranda@thecrimson.com. Follow them on Twitter @robservations_.

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Columns

Our Last Harvard Confessions

Overall, in the grand scheme of things, not much has changed. We’re older, grayer, bruised, tired to the bone (and dare we say perhaps even a bit wiser).

Columns

A Part of the Institution

Within the ivy-covered walls of our ivory tower, we cling to generations of self-imposed hierarchies and rules, governing our roles and our leadership, generating the social stratification that drives many of our actions.

Columns

Writing as Activism

The implications of thinking about writing in this way are enormous. Yes, writing can delight, it can instruct, it can entertain, it can reveal — and often do all of those at the same time. But it can also call to action.

Columns

Can Objectivity Exist at Harvard?

While sometimes the topic in question appears to lend itself to a simple judgement, too often students are quick to rush to opine without knowing all the facts.

Op-Eds

Harvard’s Administrative Nightmare

I understand many new policies are well-intentioned, especially with regards to the student experience. But we all know where good intentions lead, and I wouldn’t say many new policies meant to improve student life have been all that successful.

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College

Looking Through Myself

When I was three my father came home from work one day with an enormous canvas, twice as big as me, featuring the photo. This canvas hung in our living room on a wall facing the front door, so any visitors to our home would be unexpectedly greeted by our smiles.

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Arts

A Series of Fortunate Memories

I was brought back to October 13, 2006 (of course, a Friday), when I’d attended a Barnes & Noble on the other side of town to attend a midnight launch party for “The End,” the final installment in the series.

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Op-Eds

The Connection Challenge

“Let’s grab a meal sometime” is the largest missed opportunity in a campus full of students who love nothing more than opportunity.

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Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: The Simplicity of Waves

What I loved about San Simeon then and now was its simplicity.

Summer Postcard: San Simeon
Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: San Simeon

Op-Eds

Why Harvard Needs Shopping Week

I write this as an English concentrator who would have declared Government had I not shopped a certain English course last fall—one I hadn’t initially considered.

Op-Eds

Putting the General in Gen Ed

I won’t mince words: Harvard’s General Education system lacks general education.

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In Defense of the Quad

Housing Day is one of celebration, not despair. It’s a day in which the entire Harvard community comes together and celebrates a unique tradition found nowhere else.

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Between Harvard and Home

For those of us who struggle with belonging at Harvard, we need to be honest and comfortable with reconciling our many sides—we just need to be comfortable in the middle.

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In Search of Falling Leaves

With the sudden drop in temperature came an equally precipitous golden cascade of leaves, silently floating off the dying trees, coming to rest on the worn reds of the brick sidewalks.

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