Baratunde R. Thurston

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What Was It All About?

So this is it. The Big Day. Well, actually tomorrow is the Big Day, but since today is Class Day--a

Why Our Class is Better Than Your Class

Howdy folks. This is it. My last column for which underclass students will be on campus. So in it I

Why I Hate TV News

Welcome to the 10 o'clock news on WSEL, your number one network for news you can use. Hey, that rhymes!


The Problem with America is Dan Quayle

Last week former vice president Dan Quayle announced his candidacy for president of the United States. While rifling through the

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Why Life Is a Scam

Baratunde R. Thurston '99 is a philosophy concentrator in Lowell House. His column appears on alternate Tuesdays. It's me again


Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

I have seen some crazy things in my day as a Harvard student. Like the time back in '97 when


Seeking Asylum at the Harvard of the West

This past weekend, I escaped from Harvard. Under the guise of a "job interview" I spent several days in California


Well folks, here it is--my 25th and final Tech Talk. Over the past two years, this column has been host

The World Wide What?

It was brought to my attention recently by a reader of this column that not once in the 18 months

Radcliffe Must Live

The staff has been too hasty and cursory in its call for the end of Radcliffe as we know it.

RSI Makes One Re-evaluate Life

There are lots of exciting things happening in the world of computer technology. For example this month, 3Com announced that

It's Not Your Afro

To All White People: Stay away from my hair. For the first 12 years of my life, I rarely had


"Gracias," mi pero! This has been the lamest winter of all time. What's the point? I say we send señor


Every once in a while I, Mr. Computer Guy, get fed up with the darn things. Forget about dot pitch,

Running a Rough Race

Y ou are a great runner, one of the best. As you assess the new track, you don't see a