Jonathan L. Katzman
Dear Incoming Freshmen: Take a Gap Year!
What’s so bad about taking a year off? The Class of 2025 is waiting for you. It may just be the best decision you’ve ever made.
What the Great War Can Teach Us about the Great Pandemic
The world has unexpectedly changed dramatically before and it can do so again. Like WWI, this pandemic will surely end. The question is whether it will have permanent, drastic consequences.
Leave Marijuana to the Market
Though the moratorium was creative and well-intentioned, it was a complete failure in reality. Not only was it unconstitutional as argued by the judge, but it was also based on economic fallacies and misconceptions of the cannabis market.
I Still Don’t Eat Meat, But What Happened to My Idealism?
My New Year’s resolution is to rekindle my relationship with my neglected idealistic side and, once again, answer the “why vegetarian?” question with passion.
We Need More Clubs
At Harvard, social capital is too often under-prioritized compared to academics and extracurriculars. The shortage of social organizations on campus demonstrates this problem.
Isn’t a pristine liberal arts education tainted when financed by a serial child molester or through the oppression of millions of people?
Ending Unsheltered Homelessness in Harvard Square
As the city of Cambridge and Harvard students struggle to help the homeless, one party is conspicuously absent — the University.
A Despicable Consensus
Strong ideas and values arise from debate and struggle with different philosophies, not from reinforcement and patting each other on the back.