WoPo Season Opens with a Splash!

Women’s team wins Harvard Mini and heads to Brown. After a 20-win season last year, the Harvard Women’s Varsity water polo team returned this season with a few new faces and even more determination in the water. This past weekend, the team hosted Boston University, Brown, Villanova and Iona at the Harvard Mini Invitational. Harvard faced only Villanova and Iona in the roiling waters of Blodgett Pool. Against Villanova, the home team conquered with a 14-4 victory then followed up with a decisive 14-5 win against Iona. The freshmen of the team presented a strong showing, scoring eight of the …






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Cold Open

Each winter, the ice hockey teams of Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern face off in the Beanpot Tournament. This year, the Indy takes to the ice. At the Park Street T-stop, I switched from the Red Line to the Green Line, bound for North Station and the TD Garden above it. The Green Line is really more trolleys than trains, slow-rolling pairs of cars harnessed to the electrical wires above them, and as I climbed into the back seats of the second car I overheard two old-timers talking about the Beanpot. One of them wore a green ski …






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Brains Over Brawn

How Peyton Manning’s evolution has led to a Super Bowl appearance.             This may be it. This Super Bowl may be the last time we ever see Peyton Manning grace a football field. As Cam Newton begins to take the reins as the face of the NFL and the mantle of the best quarterback in the league, many believe we are left watching the shell of Peyton Manning’s old self compete against the new wave of uber-talented athletes in the NFL. Many are already assuming that the Panthers will walk all over the Broncos like the Seahawks did two years …






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The Crimson Elephant

A Harvard Republican’s opinion on the splintered state of the party. In light of the recent Iowa Caucus, the 2016 Presidential election seems to have captured every political junkie’s imagination. In order to get a Republican’s view on the issue, and in particular on the seemingly fractured state of their party’s presidential field, Forum Writer Daniel Um ‘19 interviews Wyatt Hayden ’19, a Harvard Republican.  DU: How does this Republican race differ from that of previous years? WH: This one’s obviously a lot different because the main candidate is not an establishment Republican; of course, Donald trump is just a …






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A heArtLifting Story

An interview with Liz Powers ‘10, co-founder of ArtLifting. Homelessness is not a very happy subject. The reality is that over seven thousand people in Boston – one in a hundred of the city’s population – lack stable housing and live in shelters or on the streets, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s Annual Homeless Census. And that number is rising. From 2014 to 2015, the homeless population rose by five percent. In that same time, the number of families experiencing homelessness increased by 25%. These, and other sobering statistics, illustrate the depressing realities of the problem. However, there …






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30 Tips for Super Bowl 50

The Indy’s guide for the least aggravating Super Bowl party. For plebs (read: broke college students) who cannot afford tickets to the 50th Super Bowl in Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium, The Indy brings you a comprehensive guide to help you host a fun viewing party or plan an outing to the most happening bars in Boston and Cambridge. House Events: The Super Bowl isn’t a vacation from the myriad of assignments that you put off until Sunday evening and planning an outing or viewing party might take too much effort. However, you know your chipper HoCo members will be planning …






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