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Patrick C. Barham Quesada

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Protest is Inconvenient

Protests do not happen when it is best for everyone. They do not accommodate others’ schedules or seek to minimize their disturbance. They’re loud, they’re broadly supported, and, most importantly, they’re clear in their message.

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Black Players White Fans

We must ensure that athletes are not a product and that fans are not the consumers, especially when those in the stands or in the back office and those on the field look as different demographically as they do.

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My Names

Writing down and seeing my new, more complete name reminds me every day of the contributions that both my parents and the fact that neither one of them can passively be erased from my history.

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Not Harvard’s Culture

This incident demonstrates the need Harvard has to better educate its students, faculty and staff on our troubled past.

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What Harvard Has Stolen

Harvard and its students today benefit from the spoils of imperialism and colonialism that maimed and depleted the resources and populations of countries around the world.

Summer Postcard: Washington D.C.
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Humility

These structures and monuments are impressive, enduring, and timeless, designed and set as allusions to the very country they represent. But more than symbols, they also serve an important purpose: They remind you how insignificant you are.

Summer Postcard: Washington D.C.
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Washington D.C.

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Pay Our Interns

If this country truly seeks to build a government of, by, and for the people, it is imperative that Congress strive to include diverse experiences and individuals in its staff, not just those who can afford to take unpaid internships.

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Pay for Play

Harvard needs to take an active role in advocating for the governing body to establish real limits and definitions to what it means to be a student-athlete.

Winthrop House Commencement
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Defending the Indefensible

Though the law should presume Weinstein innocent, Sullivan is under no obligation to do the same.

A Day to Remember
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Endless War

We have the moral imperative to use our soldiers, many of whom are not much older than many of us at the College, in a judicious and responsible manner.

Vote Here
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Un-Democracy

It’s not a democratic system if everyone’s vote and voice is not equally weighted. It’s time to change our system in favor of a system where each vote matters.

Lawrence Lessig
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How to Fix Politics

Our representatives need to spend more time representing us and less time fundraising from us.

Kavanaugh
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A Toxic Culture

The greater culture echoed by Grassley, Cornyn, Hatch, McConnell, and others cannot be accepted. It must be changed.

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What Democrats Stand To Lose In the Gun Debate

Democrats must now tread carefully or risk pushing too hard and losing the wind at their backs.

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