Netflix and Literally Chill

How to warm up this icy V-Day.   Dear All, A few years ago I wrote to you about the Pumpkin Spiced Latté. I explained basic-ness and also explained the history behind this seasonal beverage. Today, I write to you, as Mia’s father did in Princess Diaries, about how to confront dilemmas…in the midst of a cold and freezing Valentine’s day. Currently, the weather report suggests that it will be as cold as -3 degrees and as warm as 13 degrees. At one point, you may think about trekking up to the quad (or down to the river) to spark …






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Coding Connections

This year’s Datamatch strives to bring a smile, new friends, and free food to Harvard students.   Year in and year out, February consistently presents a poor showing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Winter break bliss has rapidly evaporated and shopping week never seems to allow for that much shopping. These days are filled with frozen-toed embarkments between classes, the occasional frustrating spring weather tease, and a sobering lack of comfort food in the dining halls. At this point, when spring break seems light years away, there are a few bright lights of hope on the bleak horizon. Among these are included …






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Sophomore Slump and Getting Dumped

A spring term reflection on fall term blues.   My sophomore slump can be characterized by getting my heart broken multiple times: usually on Thursday nights before my CS50 p-sets were due, occasionally when I missed a deadline for an internship I would have loved, and once or twice by a Junior living in Kirkland.          The last one was the real kicker and somehow hurt a lot more than when my TF advised me to switch final paper topics in the last round of edits. On the bright side, I can now give ample advice on how to look cute …






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Robin eats the Pudding

How the Ivy League dropout and famous actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt stripped, face burst balloons and won Harvard over.   It is not everyday that an actor of renown sucks a cow’s teats on stage. Even less often does the same actor publicly strip down to his skivvies. But these are just glimpses of what went down this past Saturday evening at the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ annual Man of the Year roast in Farkas Hall. Prominent actor and filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in attendance as the Pudding’s 2016 Man of the Year. The Pudding’s Man of the Year is a nearly …






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How to Write an Article Called “Dating While Bi at Harvard”

Thoughts on an involved process.    Materialize. As you’ve now been noticed, your powers of invisibility have been rendered temporarily inactive. On the bright side, being visible will make the clicking noise your keyboard is making much less alarming to those around you. Begin gathering all of your thoughts, which have up until this point been inevitably floating in and out of your stream of consciousness fairly continuously for several years. Realize that all of your thoughts have been said before, or just that you’ve read too many articles about multisexuality. Become determined to write something new, innovative, daring, and …






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