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Jarele E. Soyinka

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Rejected Harvard Mascot Submissions

Everyone knows Scarlet is the new Crimson.

Scented Candles

FM Imagines: Harvard’s Entry into the Homesick Candle College Town Collection

There's so much material to work with too: The golden scent of John Harvard's glistening shoe, or the flighty smell of a flock of Canada-Goose-jacket-wearing-tourists making their way through the Yard. So, as any diligent student would do, I've taken it upon myself to create my own Harvard-scented candle.


Sign Me Up for Fatherly Affection

So I have the important decision to make. Do I tell my dad the truth and dash his efforts out of convenience like some heartless beast, or do I endure a barrage of spam emails for the sake of deepening our familial bond?


Waking Up Twice

When I wake up twice, I retain conscious thought but completely lose control.

The New Smith Center

Is Your Teen Texting About the Smith Campus Center?

Now wait a darn minute, before you forbid your child from Smithing it up (as the youths say), studies show withdrawal symptoms include a sharp decrease in Pavement quality coffee consumption, and being considered “lame af” by peers.

The Harvard Shop on Mt. Auburn Street
Final Clubs

FM Imagines: Superhero Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging

Our friendly neighborhood dean rests at his desk, tired from walking a mile in the shoes of his valiant friends and vanquished foes. Suddenly, a bright light spills into his room.


Opulence and Opium: The Legacy of Harvard's Drug Syndicate

From Harvard, the opium trade spread throughout New England. According to Bradley, Yale University’s infamous Skull and Bone society was funded by the Russels, the most successful family of opium dealers in America. Columbia’s Low Memorial Library was also named after a key member of the family. Even Princeton’s first large benefactor, John Green, funded his contribution through the opium trade.