Dating Apps, Decoded

Some words of wisdom. By CAROLINE GENTILE Two years ago, I decided to get Tinder so that I could write an article about dating apps. You know, for research purposes. I couldn’t imagine actually trying to meet somebody through an app. After all, what would we tell the children if it worked out?! As a matter of fact, though, according to the Pew Research Center, 5% of married American couples met their significant other online, and—if they are honest— that is what they will tell their children. Although 5% does not seem like many people, it is important to note …






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Violins and Valentines

A quick sampler of som e of what the late romantic classical pantheon has to offer on Valentine’s Day. So it’s another early spring season, and with the usual return-to-psets-and-readings antics of a spring semester at Harvard comes the inevitable scramble for classes, summer recommendation letters, and Valentine’s Day plans. For all our readers in established or potentially soon-to-be-established relationships, however, we at the Indy want to remind you of one essential facet of any successful Valentine’s Day: appropriate mood music. Of course, there are the usual selections from the last fifty or so years of the modern pop-music tradition …






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Ex-Phoenix Alumnus on a Mission 

Dr. Tim McCarthy spills beans on club workings as he crusades against assault on campus.  The door to Tim McCarthy 93’s cloistered Quincy office proclaims itself, in rainbow colors, a “safe zone.” Yet, the man himself had long been a participant, a proponent, and a living emblem, in fact, of spaces that were anything but safe. And on a sunny September morning last Thursday, he had his personal reckoning: twenty-five years after graduation, McCarthy renounced his membership from the Phoenix S.K. Club in a widely publicized address delivered at Memorial Church. McCarthy was riven by the contradictions that had come …






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