Parting Shots

Learn from others but be yourself.   By ALBERT MURZAKHANOV Freshman Advising Questionnaire: What would you like to be doing ten years from now?  “In ten years, I would like to have a career (on which I have yet to decide) and a family.” When I came to Harvard four years ago, I was unconfident, scared, and a very nerdy guy who had no idea what to expect. Four years later, I still do not know what to expect, but I am grateful for the most invaluable thing Harvard has given me—an environment in which I could become comfortable with myself and …






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Parting Shots

Reflections on my time at Harvard.  By SHAQUILLA HARRIGAN I’ve started and deleted the first sentence of my Parting Shot at least five times, but there is no good way to begin a reflection on the past four years of college without sounding slightly cheesy or cliché. I’ll try my best to limit the sappiness of this piece, but I can make no guarantees. Thinking back to my high school graduation, I was in a very different headspace when it came. I was excited to leave my small town of Winder, Georgia and move up north to Harvard. I had …






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