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 …






Continue reading Then There Were Three 

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 …






Continue reading Remembering Thomas Stemberg 

A Wicked Wardrobe

 The thin line between appreciation and appropriation.    My knowledge of Halloween before the previous weekend was limited to the various episodes of American Television shows that I had watched back home; it wasn’t that I was particularly ignorant, but just that it is not a celebration observed in most countries in the orient. This Halloween however, I was enlightened, not only by the vibrant nature of the holiday and the jubilance it added to a now-very-tiring semester, but also by the contentious debates the theme of Halloween stirred around the nation in general, and on our campus in specific. …






Continue reading A Wicked Wardrobe

Fight Night 

Some reflections on the latest Republican debate.  The fourth Republican debate occurred on November 10, and with it, the American people once again had a chance to see candidates argue about who is the best option to take on the Democratic nominee (also known as Hillary Clinton — sorry Bernie). The major change from the prior debates was the dropping of two more candidates, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, from the main stage. As a result, eight major contenders remain. In order of the most recent poll numbers, they are: Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, …






Continue reading Fight Night