The OSL Calls it The “SOCK”

And other challenges presented at the Student Leaders Forum. By CAROLINE CRONIN At the beginning of term, student leaders of all recognized undergraduate organizations received multiple emails from soch (at) fas.harvard.edu regarding an upcoming Student Leaders Forum. It was made quite explicit in these emails that in order to receive funding, renew office or locker space, and register this year, each organization must send one representative to the Forum. This condition was stated before the allotted time of this Forum – which was 3 hours – on last Thursday and Monday nights. Therefore, when the kids who drew the short …






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What I’m Not

Multiraciality in an increasingly mixed world. By AUDREY EFFENBERGER To be honest, I’m a bit late to the game on this. I don’t really keep up with sports in any capacity, aside from cheering for Team USA every four years. When Colin Kaepernick started kneeling instead of standing at attention for the national anthem, I didn’t hear about it through first- or secondhand sources – I got third-, fourth-, and probably fifth-hand interpretations of what he was (metaphorically) standing for, and what that meant about the state of America. There was the one headline phrase that stuck with me, however. …






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The Art of the Tailgate

How to host a top one! By THE SPORTS EDITORIAL BOARD Over the summer, The Independent’s Sports Editorial Board was informed of the results of a recent Megabus survey. Against all odds, Harvard emerged as the #1 tailgating destination in the Northeast (see attached graph). The Indy thus answers Megabus’ timeless question: How do you throw the best tailgate? Necessary 1. Alcohol It is to the tailgate as oxygen is to the astronaut, and as meteor-free skies were to the dinosaurs. The crucial importance of alcohol at a tailgate can be distilled thusly: so long as there is booze, so …






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He Dreams in Monotony

A short story. By ANONYMOUS The dream was always the same for him now: the idle purchase of some item one day would slowly multiply by crawling twos and fours into a weekly and then a daily ritual, inviolate as the surety of the lethal pull of gravity and the noose, steadily tightening its hold on the hapless dreamer whose purchases came to define and then consume him and fill his house, and then storage units and streets and eventually his town, his country, his continent, and the world itself in the multiplied vastness of an endless set of uniform …






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