A Marathon Remembered

BY SEAN FRAZZETTE Strong and together, a city that never faltered. A year ago from Tuesday, on Marathon Monday — a day more important to Bostonians than can be explained in words — two brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly tried and succeeded to a degree in degrading the special day. Using bombs placed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the brothers killed three people, Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, and Lingzi Lu, as well as injuring many others. The tragedy sent the city of Boston and its surrounding areas into turmoil. Harvard students and affiliates running in and …






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Rite of Spring

Kill the groundhog. Spring in Boston: when going outside is worse than it was in December. Those vernal winds, meant to bless the earth with life, greenery, and twitterpation, instead rip off the top two layers of skin of those foolish enough to bear their faces to the open air. Mating season is in the interest of warmth rather than romance, and the sky’s almost never been grayer. Perhaps we are in need of some ritual sacrifice to usher in true spring — maybe some Canadian kid who doesn’t notice the difference between life and utter, desolate waste. There are …






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A Guide to the Arts in Boston

The city of unequalled vibrancy and energy is waiting for you. Oscar Wilde once said, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” At Harvard, and in greater Boston, it is difficult to tell which imitates which. As incoming freshmen will soon experience, life at Harvard is characterized by unequalled vibrancy and ubiquitous variety. The arts scene in Boston parallels this multitude of possibilities; almost too many to follow and choose from. Still remembering how overwhelmed I was when I first came to Harvard, I want to offer you an introductory guide to some opportunities, venues and institutions that …






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