Parting Shots

Reflections on my time at Harvard.  I’ve started and deleted the first sentence of my Parting Shot at least five times, but there is no good way to begin a reflection on the past four years of college without sounding slightly cheesy or cliché. I’ll try my best to limit the sappiness of this piece, but I can make no guarantees. Thinking back to my high school graduation, I was in a very different headspace when it came. I was excited to leave my small town of Winder, Georgia and move up north to Harvard. I had a lot fewer …






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30 Tips for Super Bowl 50

The Indy’s guide for the least aggravating Super Bowl party. For plebs (read: broke college students) who cannot afford tickets to the 50th Super Bowl in Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium, The Indy brings you a comprehensive guide to help you host a fun viewing party or plan an outing to the most happening bars in Boston and Cambridge. House Events: The Super Bowl isn’t a vacation from the myriad of assignments that you put off until Sunday evening and planning an outing or viewing party might take too much effort. However, you know your chipper HoCo members will be planning …






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Remembering Thomas Stemberg 

Early Indy member and Staples founder passes away at 66. On Friday, October 23rd, the world lost one of the most astute businessmen of the 21st century. Thomas George Stemberg ’71, most famous for founding the international office supply retailer Staples, passed away at the age of 66 in his home in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, after losing a two-year battle with gastric cancer. Emerging from a tough immigrant childhood where he lost his father at age eleven and lived in Austria with his mother until college, Stemberg has touched many lives not only at Harvard, but also around the world …






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The Fan Base 

The Indy gives you the WWWWH of Harvard Athletics. Another week, another game. Now that it’s November, many of Harvard’s teams are in the midseason crunch, while other teams are just beginning their seasons. The Indy is here to highlight which games to watch and which athletes to root for.   Upcoming Matchups  November 6, 2015 Men’s Swimming and Diving versus Bryant @ 6PM Women’s Tennis Harvard Invitational @ TBA Women’s Volleyball versus Cornell @ 7PM Men’s Ice Hockey versus Yale @ 7PM   November 7, 2015 Men’s Basketball versus McGill @ 3:30PM Women’s Volleyball versus Columbia @5:30PM Men’s Ice …






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Checkboxes for Change 

The UC has four referenda for debate this fall.  Autumn, especially the month of November, is often a period of transitions, changes, and adjustments. Not only are we adjusting to the drop in temperature, change in the time sunset takes place, and adapting to the naked trees and their yellow and orange vestiges, but we are tasked with making decisions that can potentially change life as we know it. November means elections season. While students do not always take the Undergraduate Council’s referenda process seriously, the four questions that will potentially be included on the ballot later this month could …






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Harvard Happenings 

A round-up of upcoming events around campus  OTHER: A Multiracial Student Gallery Amanda Mozea ’17 created OTHER: A Multiracial Student Photo Gallery as a way to start a conversation on how people conceive of race, especially when it comes to multiracial and multiethnic students. The exhibit features fifty-eight students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Each photo is accompanied by a quote from each model’s response to a questionnaire on race. Some of the questions included, “How does the government define your race?” and “How do others define your race?” According to a pamphlet that accompanies the exhibit, “The goal …






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The Fan Base 

The Indy tells you which games to watch this weekend.   Basically, if you have the Crimson Craze you should plan to spend your entire Saturday at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Several of Harvard’s teams will be taking to the field, ice, and pool to vie for glory. This weekend, four of Harvard’s teams will be competing at home against the Princeton Tigers. Here’s the run-down of upcoming home games: Men’s Water Polo versus San Jose State| Friday, October 23rd @ 10:30 pm Field Hockey versus Princeton | Saturday, October 24th @ 12:00 pm Football versus Princeton | Saturday, October …






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Artful Delights 

Upcoming events in Harvard’s Art Scene  Need some weekend plans? Want to immerse yourself into the Harvard art scene? Then read up on upcoming exhibits, lectures, and performances!   Popular Paintings Even though the Corita Kent exhibit will be here until May 8, 2016, you should still get out of the blustery fall weather and dive into Kent’s 1960s pop art. While at the Harvard Art Museums, be sure to check out the other special collections on display including the Gordon Ward Gahan collection and the Social Museum Collection.   The Play by Play In addition to References to Salvador …






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The Fall Fallout 

How to combat the autumn blues at Harvard.  Autumn sneaks up on students every year. The transition from shopping week to the fifth Monday is as subtle as the changing of the leaves, but the realization can be daunting. One doesn’t quite notice the receding green until the trees are all reds, yellows, and oranges and students don’t fully realize that readings and problem sets mean something until midterms and papers. As the work and extra-curricular commitments pile on, many students succumb to the autumn blues. The stress of work, keeping up with friends, applying for various opportunities, having a …






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Reconstructing the Final Clubs

  A response to The Crimson’s ‘Don’t Dismantle the Final Clubs.’ Dear Mr. Dong, I hope this letter may serve as some reading material as you continue to sojourn in your favorite armchair within the Fly. I’m writing to you because I have a few points I’d like to make in response to your article in The Crimson earlier this week where you pleaded that Harvard shouldn’t dismantle the final clubs because “there is an important social role for final clubs at Harvard.” While I appreciate your attempts to salvage your glory days and preserve an institution that has benefitted …






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