Reconstructing the Final Clubs

  A response to The Crimson’s ‘Don’t Dismantle the Final Clubs.’ Dear Mr. Dong, I hope this letter may serve as some reading material as you continue to sojourn in your favorite armchair within the Fly. I’m writing to you because I have a few points I’d like to make in response to your article in The Crimson earlier this week where you pleaded that Harvard shouldn’t dismantle the final clubs because “there is an important social role for final clubs at Harvard.” While I appreciate your attempts to salvage your glory days and preserve an institution that has benefitted …






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Mental Health at Harvard: “How was your day, Harvard?” 

A social media campaign for social change.  “How was your day?” It’s such a simple question, but sophomore Taylor Ladd saw the importance in asking it. This fall, she launched a social media campaign, called “How was your day, Harvard?” to encourage more people to ask the question. Mental health has recently been at the forefront of issues at Harvard, especially in light of the tragic suicide of sophomore Luke Tang at the beginning of this school year and the recent release of the sexual assault survey results. Whether it’s helping students who are dealing with depression, anxiety, or trauma, …






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The Chinese Education System: The Pressure of 1.4 Billion

Pressure from 1.4 Billion People: A look at the rigors of the Chinese education system. As China has increasingly become a world power, it sometimes surprises me how little people actually know about what’s going on there. Of the many conversations I’ve had in Annenberg, I’ve learned that many know that Facebook is blocked in China, but few seem to think that China would have its own social media platforms. Air pollution, another hot topic, when brought up, elicits more smirks than signs of empathy. “China is polluting the world!” is a phrase spoken with no sympathy, no understanding of how …






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