Gaming The Game

Match-ups beyond the field. This upcoming Saturday, thousands of students and alumni of Harvard and Yale will flock to Harvard Stadium in Allston to watch the teams collide for the 133rd time. Though “The Game” refers only to the match-up set to take place on the gridiron, the competition between the two schools extends far beyond the playing field. With that in mind, the Harvard Independent takes a look at the extracurricular activities available to students the night before and the day of The Game, and decides once and for all which school truly has the upper hand. Friday Night …






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Spooky Sports

As Halloween and the World Series overlap, curses unfold. While the World Series matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians is only one game old, it feels decades in the making. The two ballclubs hold the two longest championship droughts in baseball, as the Tribe’s last banner came in 1948, and the Northsiders last won it all in 1908. With Halloween just around the corner, and one team’s run of futility guaranteed to end this fall, the Independent investigates each team’s alleged curses, that we might better know the source of the fan bases’ suffering. Chicago Cubs: Curse …






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Then There Were Three 

An NFL roundup for Week 9.  Following the 9th week of action in the NFL, the number of remaining undefeated teams again fell with the Denver Broncos losing to Andrew Luck and the Colts 27-24. The Broncos struggled early and were unable to pull out a victory after coming back in the second half. Manning threw two interceptions and just missed overtaking Brett Favre who holds the title of the NFL’s all time passing leader. The game was an especially big win for the Colts, who snapped a three game skid and finally looked like the team they were supposed …






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The Business of Comedy

  Nathan Fielder ups the ante in his new show.  For the uninitiated, Nathan For You is a show on Comedy Central in which Nathan Fielder, the show’s star, attempts to help small businesses with bizarre business strategies and ideas. These concepts range from one episode where a Burger Shack guaranteed that its burger would be “the best the customer had ever eaten or money back,” to the opening up of a “Dumb Starbucks,” which sold everything Starbucks sells, but with the word “dumb” in front of it. Nathan’s ideas have had varying degrees of success and insanity built into …






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The 6 People in Your Harvard Classroom

 Characteristics of Harvard Students in their Natural Habitat  Harvard Student are strange and unique beasts. They come in all forms and types and can usually be identified from afar by their characteristic type-A personalities and salmon pants. But what is this strange species like inside their natural habitat; how does a Harvard Student act in the classroom? Read on to find out. 1. The one you’ve never seen before This is a type of student you’re bound to come across frequently at Harvard. As you struggle to fulfill you Gen-Ed requirements and take classes in fields you don’t care about, …






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