Quadrennial Happenings

The Indy looks into this Leap Year It may come as a surprise to some of our readers to hear that this year is Leap Year. Yes, it is true! We all will be gifted with an extra day and may do with it what we please. Why this Leap Day has to fall on a Monday, I do not know. I will be the first to admit I wouldn’t miss an extra Monday, though I am determined to make the best use of it this time around. Many know that adding an extra day to the Julian calendar – …






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More Than a Moment

The 2016 1vyG Conference makes lasting changes. Being the first in your family to go to college can be difficult, let alone when that college is Harvard. Over 350 first generation college students from the Ivy League and other top-ranked universities joined together on Harvard’s campus last weekend for the second annual 1vyG conference to discuss their first gen experiences. Organized by the Harvard First Generation Student Union and a board of current first generation students at Harvard, 1vyG was able to spark conversations about the various first gen experiences on college campus and how universities can be better at …






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The Promise of Democratic Socialism?

The Indy sheds light on the wave of democratic socialism sweeping across America. Over the last few months, America has witnessed the rise of a novel political ideology in its most liberal quarters, and this volte-face comes almost as a retaliation to the excessively conservative, often bigoted rhetoric that seems to have gripped the GOP. As someone who does not have the right to vote in this country, I am not going to pretend to take a stance on which of the candidates in the present field I support; I am, however, going to try and deconstruct Mr. Sanders’ brand …






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Can Harvard Remember the Five D’s?

IM Dodgeball Tournament put students to the test. Dodgeball is the marijuana of sports. Sure, it may look bad from an outsider’s perspective to repeatedly traumatize your head with cantaloupe-sized objects. But come on – it is relatively harmless, and the perceived danger does not justify the huge deal people are making out of it. In spite of dodgeball’s abolition from many school gyms nationwide, Harvard remains a safe haven for repeated trauma to the head. Saturday, February 20th marked the annual celebration of that fact. Several hundred students awaited the start of the double-elimination intramural dodgeball tournament in the …






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House Master is Now ‘Dean’

Official change is announced. Harvard students, professors and alumni alike have been well aware of the ongoing discussions on the title of “House Master”. The title has historically been used to identify and differentiate the individual college residential house leaders from other faculty members. This past December of 2015, the current house leaders came forward unanimously to state that they desired a change to their title. Specifically, the dean of the college, Rakesh Khurana sent an email to the students announcing that, “House Masters have unanimously expressed desire to change their title,” on December 1. That statement sparked a multitude …






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Across the Courts and Rinks

A Crimson sports recap.  Men’s Ice Hockey              It’s been ten years since Harvard last won an Ivy League Championship in men’s hockey. On Friday night, they had a chance to break that streak with a win over Cornell at Bright-Landry. However, all they could muster was a 2-2 tie. Less than ten minutes into the games, Harvard was off to a good start in its pursuit for the Ivy Championship when Sean Malone scored to put the Crimson up 1-0. As the second half started, Cornell began to seize the momentum, and as a bevy of shots were flung …






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Life Imitates Art

Especially, In Election Season. In this election season few things seem to make sense. At or near the front of the pack are two outsiders, Trump breaks every rule of what you should say and gets more popular, Bernie Sanders – an outspoken socialist – is an inch behind party favorite Hillary Clinton. In this article, it needs to be said I am not going to take sides, and even when it is about politics it isn’t about politics, it’s about narratives, images, style. It’s about art and how it springs up and foreshadows our actions. We all on some …






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