Crimson staff writer
Jensen E. Davis
FM REACTS TO COLLEGE DECISION REACTIONS 2019
“I’m about to get rejected three times in a row. Which is, just so you know, really hard to take.”
Whose Body Part Is It Anyway?
Over winter break, I watched the first season of “Botched” in three days.
United in Anger
Students remember their support network as a collection of individual people and places at Harvard — a makeshift community of clubs, specific houses, professors, and proctors — rather than a cohesive institutional effort.
'The Post Milk Generation'
But positioning a food product as environmentally friendly associates the health of an individual body with the health of the entire planet. It’s as if the body and the planet are linked by an umbilical cord: What is healthy for the planet must be healthy for the body too.
We Are Living in a Post-Sausage World
There was an obvious disconnect between the appearance of this fake sausage and the idea of a meat sausage — the signifer no longer corresponded to the signified. As it turns out, this was super unappetizing.
Chicken Soup with a Side of Hypnosis
I felt sure it was not a mind problem, but a physical one — I had the bloat to prove it. When I asked how I might resolve said “mind-body” problem, she prescribed hypnosis.
I Have a Conspiracy Theory that the New Smith Campus Center was Constructed to Normalize Data Collection
As I looked directly at Farkas Hall through a glass window the size of a movie screen, I felt like I was sitting on the inside of an iPhone.
What Are You Lifting: Lululemon
Deep thought is a sweat-inducing process, blurring the boundary between mental and physical discipline. Athleisure and sartorial control are attempts to prove intellectual control.
I slid into a line of girls combing through racks of nude-colored sports bras and thonged one-piece bathing suits. I hadn’t actually picked a costume yet—nor was I even thinking about what animal or character I’d pretend to be. I just knew I was going to wear as little as humanly possible.
I was Duped by National Stripes Day and Now Resent J.Crew and Its False Advertising
However cheekily the company conceded that the holiday was “100% made-up” in parentheticals, J.Crew promised me an absolutely hedonistic abundance of striped goods—not only apparel but also, according to their website, “drinks, snacks and other fun striped surprises.”