Making the Most of the Quad

Despite the distance, the Quad does have its perks. Harvard freshmen are inculcated with two important lessons: Your enemy is Yale, and don’t get “quadded”. The remote Quad Houses of Pforzheimer, Cabot and Currier are feared by many freshmen primarily because of the extra ten-minute hike to Harvard Yard as compared to the nine other houses by Charles River. Even though there are shuttles that connect the Quad to Harvard Square, traffic and shuttle tracking glitches can make the commute somewhat challenging. For these reasons, Housing Day anxieties run high. This year during Housing Day, members from Adams House were …






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The Crimson Elephant

A Harvard Republican’s opinion on the splintered state of the party. In light of the recent Iowa Caucus, the 2016 Presidential election seems to have captured every political junkie’s imagination. In order to get a Republican’s view on the issue, and in particular on the seemingly fractured state of their party’s presidential field, Forum Writer Daniel Um ‘19 interviews Wyatt Hayden ’19, a Harvard Republican.  DU: How does this Republican race differ from that of previous years? WH: This one’s obviously a lot different because the main candidate is not an establishment Republican; of course, Donald trump is just a …






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International Thanksgiving 

What non-Americans do for the five-day holiday.  Observed every year on the fourth Thursday in November, American Thanksgiving Day is a celebration that was originally meant to give thanks for the blessings of the fall harvest. Today, it has become a tradition of reuniting families over football games and a cornucopia of food. Additionally, many families have created their own thanksgiving traditions, such as volunteering in soup kitchens, attending or viewing the New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and breaking the turkey’s wishbone for a wish. During the five-day break, most college students return home to bond with family members; …






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College Life On The Go: Harvard’s Mobile Applications 

A burgeoning field and its place on Harvard College’s campus. By DANIEL UM Akshar Bonu ‘17, who launched his iPhone app Masquerade on September 1st, says he was “pleasantly surprised” by the overall campus receptiveness to the app. However, he is not the only Harvard undergrad to find app success. With its low cost and high profits, mobile app development is fast evolving as an appealing option for college-aged entrepreneurs. At Harvard, many students across all years are hard at work, developing applications for community members on campus. With the rapid evolution of Silicon Valley and the “start-up” as central …






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