Crimson staff writer

Andrew W. D. Aoyama

Andrew W.D. Aoyama is the Magazine Chair of the 147th Guard. He can be reached at andrew.aoyama@thecrimson.com.

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15 Seniors of the Class of 2021

When they were first admitted, the members of the Class of 2021 made up one of the most diverse classes in Harvard’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread them across the world — and challenged the notion of a singular “Harvard experience.” Today, without campus as an equalizer, the diversity that defined the Class of 2021 has been cast in a new light. In our final issue of the year, we profile 15 seniors — generated at random — to learn about their circumstances and explore how the pandemic has impacted their lives.


A Note to Readers

When they were first admitted, the members of the Class of 2021 made up one of the most diverse classes in Harvard’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread them across the world — and challenged the notion of a singular “Harvard experience.” Today, without campus as an equalizer, the diversity that defined the Class of 2021 has been cast in a new light. In our final issue of the year, we profile 15 seniors — generated at random — to learn about their circumstances and explore how the pandemic has impacted their lives.


Sunset at CRLS Entrance

The challenge of reopening the Cambridge Public Schools has resurfaced tensions between teachers and administrators, between vulnerable families and the representatives tasked with speaking on their behalf, testing the district’s ability to accommodate the needs of the diverse community it serves.


Snowy Somerville 3

Venturing beyond the "Harvard bubble" means sacrificing both the conveniences it offers and the insulation from the outside world it provides. Now, students just might have to face the real world — or at least a version of it.