#tbt: ‘Networks Say No, C.B.S. won’t sell time to Senate war critics’ 

The Indy revisits an exclusive.   By TOM STEMBERG’71 and MORRIS ABRAM’71 This week, the Indy digs deep into its vault to find this Harvard Independent exclusive from our May 9, 1970 issue. We are publishing this piece in remembrance of Tom Stemberg’71, a founding member of the Harvard Independent who passed away last week. Stemberg had a major impact on the Indy in the 1970s and has had an even larger impact on the paper since he went on to a lucrative career founding Staples and other business ventures. Next week, the Harvard Independent will run a special feature …






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The Crimson Tamed the Tigers 

Princeton proved a hard catch in the first half, but Harvard made it a blowout.  It was bound to happen. Harvard’s football team would have to face some adversity during the season. The law of averages state that Harvard could not simply continue to blow teams out of the water, hold them scoreless for hours on end, and score at will. Most people would have assumed that the Crimson would face this challenge against Dartmouth or Yale, but Princeton turned out to be the formidable foe. That was until the second half. The game started off on the wrong foot …






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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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Knights of the Smokeful Countenance

The Indy sits in on a smoker’s rights meeting.  A couple of weeks ago I found myself in Stephen Helfer’s apartment at a meeting of the Cambridge Citizens for Smokers’ Rights. Helfer is the Citizens’ leader, and you’ve probably seen him if you’ve walked through Harvard Square enough times. He’s got an off-white mustache and a face like a well-hewn walnut, and he sets up shop in the Square a few days a week. Sometimes he’s seated behind a table collecting signatures for a petition, and sometimes he stands and holds up a sign like some smoldering Jeremiah, smoking a …






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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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