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Crimson staff writer

Shireen Younus

Latest Content

The Porcellian Gate
Columns

Rejecting Harvard’s Aristocracy

I am not interested in being part of the elite, even if it is this less white, less Christian, more “woke” WASP elite that Harvard is building.

Columns

Dear Harvard Liberals: If You Want to Win, Leave the Bubble

Echo chambers convince Harvard progressives that with their genius, they can bring the entire country along to their blue revolution.

UC Crimson Crossfire
Columns

Hey! Do You Have a Minute? It’s Me, Your Best Friend!

I’ve decided to make the ultimate sacrifice a student leader in the Harvard community can make. I’m running for president.

Super Tuesday Reactions
Columns

In Defense of Ignorance

I’m a citizen of this country, and its politics affect me, my family, and my friends. And yet, when it comes to political news, even my mother talks circles around me.

Kavanaugh
Columns

Harvard’s Kavanaughs

And as long as we remain unwilling to change, our institutions will never create true leaders. Instead, we will continue producing men like Brett Kavanaugh — those who, instead of changing for the better, act to further the worst.

Radcliffe Yard in Spring
Columns

How Harvard Becomes Home

As someone who is known for “hating” Harvard, I want to say that I love being here. And though I remain other, now, in many ways, I feel less so every day.

This Time, Let’s Do Better
Columns

This Time, Let’s Do Better

They threw him on the ground. They held him down as one officer punched him repeatedly. He cried out for help. They responded with even more force.

Columns

Living Through 'Punish a Muslim' Days

Being Muslim is knowing how to navigate, and survive, and thrive, even while you duck and dodge and jump.

Miles Away, Worlds Apart
Columns

Miles Away, Worlds Apart

My cities are vibrant and real and brimming with so much potential. They aren’t ivory—they’re black and brown, and that’s even better.

Columns

On Churches and Basements

It’s easy to forget how much diversity of faith and religious practice there is at Harvard. Unfortunately, you won’t find much conversation about religion here.

Columns

The Case for Scrubbing Toilets

There is something humbling about putting Harvard aside to clean the toilet.

Columns

About Pink

Because feminism isn’t about pink, not really. Yes, it can start with marches or hashtags. But it is about so much more.

Columns

There’s Beauty Too

These moments show me that maybe I’m not always as other as I feel. That I am not so alone. These moments make my hijab home.

Columns

If I Was White

If I was white, I would be allowed to belong. I wouldn’t be a person stretched across oceans. I wouldn’t be a person stretched across ideas. I would be able to claim this country and its politics.

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Where are the Communists?

Minorities are expected to be moderates, reaching across the aisle to those who don’t even respect their humanity.

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