Conan on the Charles

One of Harvard’s many stars comes back on campus.   In case you haven’t already heard, whether via the news or through some envy-inducing Facebook selfies; or simply over the endless, undulating Harvard grapevine, Conan O’Brien was on campus this Friday! For those among our readership who do not follow the shifting world of TV talk shows, (or alternately those unfamiliar with the moving pictures on those new-fangled picture screens they call televisions) Conan O’Brien ’85 is a History and Literature concentrator of Mather House who rocketed to fame as a TV talk show host on network and cable. His …






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The Harvard Brand Matters

Reflections on my interview process.   If there’s anything I learned this internship interview season, it is that the Harvard brand matters. An increasingly vocal quarter of critics have called on high school students and parents nationwide to reconsider their collective craze over selective elite universities. They say liberal arts colleges or public universities can offer as fulfilling an education at a fraction of the price in an environment with a fraction of the anxiety. But in an economy underscored by economic anxiety, it is only natural for parents and students to weigh job prospects when choosing colleges. And when …






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Dreams Realized and Dates Realigned

Stories of the dramatic Datamatch results. Valentine’s Day 2016. For some, it passed uneventfully – one Sunday among many that ended too soon and left us with those debilitating Sunday night blues. For others, it was a day spent cherishing a loved one and sharing chocolates. For a few, it was simply the day before the long-awaited celebration of our nation’s leaders. For many, here at Harvard, the day was filled with bursts of hope followed by a terrible anguish. A free Zinnekin’s waffle loomed on the horizon of this bleakest of months – and that gave us hope. Alas, …






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Basketball Blues

Men’s Basketball Falls to Yale. The balmy days that are now upon us were but figments of the imagination floating around the ice-encrusted heads of Harvard students just last weekend. Still, if any more evidence needs to be added to the bulging file marked “What College Kids Will Do for A Free T-Shirt,” Saturday night’s basketball game would close the case without a doubt. Perhaps it was the long weekend, gallantly promising more time for rest, study, and wanton abandonment of common sense. Perhaps it was the Valentine’s Day eve excitement that drew many to a place of warmth and …






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Nerds Rule

Some thoughts about dating people who think too much.   Cross-registration in Corporate and Financial Accounting isn’t the only thing that goes on between Harvard and MIT. If the apple of your eye happens to be a science or engineering student a couple of miles down the Charles, or if you’re a nerd yourself, you might be familiar with a few laws of attraction that have nothing to do with electrostatics. You learn so much from each other. In the spirit of Dean Khurana’s many speeches and missives, college is a transformative time to experience new things. Along the way, …






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