What a Racquet!

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Women’s Harvard Tennis finally plays outdoors at the end of their season. Spring has brought to Harvard not only daffodils, crocuses, and long lines at J.P. Lick’s, but also the opportunity to once again watch sporting events outdoors! I took full advantage of this opportunity this past weekend as I meandered over to the Berens Tennis Center to watch the women’s varsity tennis team take on Penn and Princeton. This was the first chance the team had had to actually play outdoors on its own courts and while the change was a challenge, it was invigorating. On …






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BY CAROLINE CRONIN Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company’s Spring Show. Dance is meant to move you, body and soul. Some kinds of dance have you itching to jump out of your seat and bust a move no matter who is watching or where you are. That dance is a celebration of life and happiness that can strike it without a moment’s notice if the song is compelling and your heart is open. I have always considered myself prey to this form of movement. Not being a serious dancer myself (my closet mirror might disagree), I imagine that song and words speak …






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Sticks, Balls, Bubbles

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Harvard Lacrosse prepares for season openers. As the snow continues to fall and the wind blows ceaselessly, the majestic bubble looms unmoved in Soldiers Field Stadium. It is there that the Harvard Lacrosse teams have been drilling, scrimmaging, and conditioning to prepare for their highly anticipated upcoming seasons. As this shortened week comes to a close, the season opening games draw near. The women will kick off their season first this Saturday by challenging Hofstra at noon under the bubble. The men’s lacrosse team will be playing immediately after and taking on University of Massachusetts at 3pm. …






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The End of the Line

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Squash comes to the end of their season. The squash team this year has had quite the season. Both teams, the men and women, worked terribly hard and saw their fair share of ups and downs. A few upsets, one or two disappointing losses, and a team trip to the Cayman Islands brought the players together and better equipped to handle the challenges as a team. And so with the never-ending snow comes the College Squash Association (CSA) team Nationals this weekend. The women will be hosting the competition at our very own home courts starting Friday …






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Travelling Crimson

BY CAROLINE CRONIN How the athletes spent their break. Winter break for Harvard students presents over a month of endless opportunities. Some returned to their corners of the world to revel in the glory of homemade cooking and doting family. Other bright students were abroad studying foreign concepts, working in prestigious employments, or helping those less fortunate than they. With the sprinkling of Harvard students all over the globe during the winter recess, there were also a few specific groups who travelled in the name of athletic excellence. Team training trips are popular at all levels because they encourage team …






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The Game, This Game, Our Game

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Notable moments in the history of the H-Y rivalry. While there are many rivalries between Harvard and Yale (for example, Harvard leads 5-3 in number of presidents), there is one rivalry that rises above all else and consumes the spirit of November. Anticipation has been mounting steadily all fall and the long–awaited occasion is now upon us. This week brings the 131st meeting of the Harvard – Yale football teams to our very own Harvard Stadium. Boys will become men, girls will swoon, and proud Harvard alum will stand on tiptoes to hear our cheers of victory! …






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Harvard Gallops Ahead

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Club Polo at Harvard grows. This past weekend marked the annual alumni celebration and polo tournament for the Harvard Polo Club. If you need clarification, I am talking about polo on horses with mallets and helmets, and not the rather pedestrian diversion in which boys and girls flail about in water wearing silly caps. It was the event of the season, and I am truly sorry for those of you who were unable to attend. Balls flying, horses galloping, young men and women strutting about in those tight, oh-so-flattering, impeccably white pants — indubitably a most jovial …






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