Remembering a Childhood Legend

The Life of Jovian, Lemur Star of Zobomafoo. Jovian the lemur passed away on November 11, 2014 at the Duke Lemur Center. The Coquerel’s sifaka lemur host of Zobomafoo was 20 years old. Born in 1994 at the Duke Lemur Center, Jovian was always athletic, constantly bounding about his enclosure. This athleticism is what gave him his big break. Since Zobomafoo was a kid’s show, its star had to be as high-energy and enthusiastic as its viewers. Jovian, and his parents, Nigel and Flavia, were ideal candidates. All three of them were featured in the show, but Jovian was the …






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Ain’t No Party Like A Feminist Party

BY CAROLINE GENTILE The culture of sexism and social life at Harvard This past weekend, my friends and I were invited to a themed party. Like most college girls, we relished in dressing up for the theme. We all donned tight black A-line skirts and fancy tops, and debated whether or not to wear black pumps or black ballet flats. Once we settled on the flats (who wants to walk around cobblestone streets in pumps, anyway?), we set off for the party. The theme was “CEOs and Corporate Hoes.” Now, my friends and I, as would most women (and men) …






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Ode to Brunch

BY CAROLINE GENTILE The most important meal of the day. Sunday is both a blessing and a curse. For many students, the day of Sabbath begins with a nasty hangover from a wild Saturday night and the crushing realization that the day will consist of grinding through a massive pile of previously neglected work —cpenitence for a night of debauchery, if you will. But there is one beacon of hope, one shining bright light at the end of the tunnel, on a day that will be otherwise hellish. Brunch. This combination of lunch and the most important meal of the …






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To Skip or Not To Skip?

BY CAROLINE GENTILE That is the question. Blehhhhhhhhh. That’s how I would probably have described my health last Saturday night. As I lay shivering in my bed with a 104 degree fever, chest and head congested, throat on fire, I wondered how I would ever be able to get any of my work done the next day, or if I would be able to even move by Monday. In short, I felt really crappy. But I also felt trapped. You see, whenever I got sick at home, I could take a break. I could stay in bed all day, not …






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Despite Common Belief

BY CAROLINE GENTILE How technology is not making us fatter. “Fatty, fatty, two by four, can’t fit through the kitchen door, when the door begins to break, fatty had a tummy ache!”— This is a rhyme my mother likes to chant whenever my siblings or me are being lazy. Since the dawn of the creation of iPods/Pads/Phones, we’ve heard this rhyme more and more. When I was younger, I was serenaded with it because I spent too much time sitting in front of our television (which was not HD, or even a flat screen—how times have changed!). Now, instead of …






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Trick-or-Treat, S’il Vous Plaît

BY CAROLINE GENTILE Making up for lost time. I walked into CVS the other day and was caught in an avalanche of candy. After clumsily bumping into a shelf, bags of candy cascaded down on top of me. I was literally hit with the reminder that Halloween is just around the corner; the glorious time of year when the aisles of convenience and grocery stores are overflowing with candy corn, Reese’s, Twix, Nerds, M&Ms, Hershey Bars, Twizzlers, and more — king-size and fun-size alike — waiting to be bought in bulk and distributed to costumed youngsters on Halloween night. Trick-or-treating …






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Churn! Churn! Churn!

BY CAROLINE GENTILE To every liquid nitrogen ice cream there is a season. Early this semester, I noticed a new addition to the Science Center Plaza. No, it wasn’t the farmers’ market on Tuesday, nor, despite its resemblance to a food truck, was it Benny’s Crepes, Whole Foods, or Bon Me. After walking past it a few times, I decided to investigate. I approached the pewter-hued structure gingerly until I was finally close enough to decipher the words on the orange and blue logo: “Churn2: Superior Ice Cream.” A wave of excitement rushed over me. I had to try this …






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A Ray-sin in the Sun

BY CAROLINE GENTILE Harvard is no longer a place where the sun don’t shine. Instead of setting up a booth at the Activities Fair, complete with free candy and a homemade sign, Angela Oh ‘15 and Christina Vourakis ‘16 flitted through the throngs of freshmen, decked out in vibrant yellow shirts and armed with equally bright pins and pamphlets. They were on a mission — one that could not have been accomplished by simply setting up a booth. Only official Harvard organizations are permitted to have booths at the fair, and Project Sunshine, of which Christina and Angela are the …






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