Halloween How-tos 

The Indy’s Guide to Halloween Costumes Fall means many things. The days are shorter, the wind is colder, and the leaves are falling off the trees. The air near the Harvard Starbucks smells of pumpkin spice lattes, and if you listen close enough, you can just hear the rustling of Canada Goose Jackets waiting to be unleashed from student’s winter storage. To me, however, as a California native unaccustomed to the concept of “seasonal changes” or “weather,” the arrival of fall means one thing first and foremost; fall means its time for Halloween. And if Halloween’s coming, you’d better find …






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10.8.15 Blotter

30-Sep Assist Cambrdige Police 1:20Am 1360 Mass Ave Officer dispatched to take a report of past suspicious activity. 30-Sep Loud Party 2:39Am Soldiers Field Park Officers dispatched to a report of a loud party. Officers arrived and adviced occupants of room 203 to keep noise down. 30-Sep Trespass Warning 5:27Am Quincy House Officer while on patrol observed an individual walking out of the building who was a suspect in a recent incident. The officer stopped the individual and conducted a field interview. Officer reports the individual could not produce any sort of identification stating that they were allowed to be …






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Harvard Police Blotter | Week of 10.1.17

Welcome to the Indy’s first weekly police blotter. In light of the Sexual Conduct Survey and recent concerns regarding campus safety for students, the Indy thought it would be wise to make HUPD’s police records more readily available to the student body. Below we have briefly summarized the past two weeks and carefully selected some incidents from 9/24/15 to 9/29/15. If you would like the entire report (without our commentary), click here.  Please note that in printing this information, we are merely republishing data that is already available to the public on HUPD’s public police log. Two Week Summary  The above …






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Madlibs: Harvard Independent Edition

How to bond with your roommates in the cold. This cold winter weather means we’ve all been spending more time inside than usual, and that might mean that you’re getting a bit of cabin fever in your current living situation. At this point, you’ve lived with your current roommate for almost six months and it’s time to check in. Maybe its going great and you just want to rekindle the friendship fire, maybe you’ve just hit a few bumps in the road, or maybe you are undeniably incompatible and must resort to communication via paper and pen, but whatever the …






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Producing at Harvard

BY ELOISE LYNTON An interview with Georgia Stirtz. This past Sunday, many of you may have spent the majority of the day in bed, shielding yourself from the harsh winter weather by hibernating beneath your comforters. I, however, acting as the developed Harvard intellectual that I consider myself to be, decided to go to the Opera. If, at first, this seems unlikely, consider these facts: firstly, the opera in question was a rendition of Hansel and Gretel, only the best fairy tale known to man, secondly, it was rumored that there were free insomnia cookies at said event, and, finally, …






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Weather Woes

BY ELOISE LYNTON Is no weather good weather? Last Tuesday, Juno brought me my first ever snow day. Some people were worried about the blizzard wreaking havoc, but I had no such qualms. No class? No homework? No obligations to speak of? As far as I could tell, I had no choice but to stay inside with my friends, eat food, watch TV, and I couldn’t have been happier. This day was like a holiday, but better. Holidays are planned, and something always comes up that takes up your time. Something about the spontaneity of this snow day, the fact …






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Right On the Nose

BY ELOISE LYNTON Why plastic surgery is a blessing in disguise. Even after seeing her for a million times, as I sit down to begin our interview, I am struck by Maya’s eccentric beauty. She does not have a forgettable appearance. Upon first glance, you might notice her hi-lighted hair, the way it twists and dances around her angular face, as if it had a life of its own. You might observe her multiple piercings, the little glittering gems that shimmer along her ear. You may even take note of her unusual eyes, pools of yellow and green, which are …






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