Harvard Men’s Basketball Review

Harvard Men’s Basketball Review Aiken Leads in Tough Wins Against Columbia and Penn By ELIZABETH GUMMER   With 6 wins and 2 losses in their conference season thus far, the Harvard Men’s Basketball team has its sights set on making the NCAA March Madness Tournament this year. The team missed the tournament by a disappointing 3 points (68-65) in the 2017-2018 season, in which they were nudged out by the University of Pennsylvania in the final game of the Ivy League Conference Championships. Harvard has matched up against the nation’s 68 best only 5 times since the first NCAA men’s …

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Harvard Women’s Water Polo Team Builds on Historic Start

Harvard Women’s Water Polo Team Builds on Historic Start The Crimson kick off their season with a historic 9-0 record By JP VIEIRA   Harvard women’s water polo team is off to an incredible 9-0 start to the season, best in school history. The team, ranked No. 17, began the Bucknell Bison Invite on February 9th with two straight victories over Gannon (by a score of 18-5) and Salem (by a score of 11-5). The game against Gannon seemed close after the first quarter, with the Crimson leading Gannon by a score of 4-2. Led by freshman Evan Tingler and …

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61st Grammy Awards Attempt to “Step Up”

61st Grammy Awards Attempt to “Step Up” This year’s Grammys bring feminine power to the stage By ELIZABETH GUMMER   The 61st Annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This rendition of the hallowed show was hosted by Alicia Keys, the fabulous singer of top hits “No One” and “Fallin.” The evening featured both up and coming artists and seasoned favorites like Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, and Camila Cabello. Top awards went to Kacey Musgraves (Album of the Year), Dua Lipa (Best New Artist), H.E.R. (Best R&B Album), and Cardi B …

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Final Arguments Presented in Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Final Arguments Presented in Harvard Affirmative Action Case By EVELYN GRAY   The final briefs have been submitted in a Boston courthouse by both sides of Harvard’s well-publicized legal battle over a 2014 lawsuit regarding discrimination in admissions against Asian Americans. The case is now in the hands of U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs, although  the ruling it is expected to be appealed regardless of its resolution and eventually reach the Supreme Court. In their final arguments, Harvard focused on pointing out that the Students for Fair Admissions group behind the lawsuit has failed to point out a single …

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Sunday Night Football or Wednesday Nine to Five? Why Not Both?

Sunday Night Football or Wednesday Nine to Five? Why Not Both? By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   Sports betting has raced to a fast start in the United States, with valuations of the industry ranging from tens to hundreds of billions of dollars. Among the various legalized states, Delaware and New Jersey were some of the earliest to jump on the opportunity, officially establishing a legal sports gambling culture outside of Nevada. Being located in what may be one of the greatest and most passionate sporting cities and states in the country, it is no wonder that Bostonians find both potential and danger …

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Harvard Comes Up Short in Beanpot Championship

Harvard Comes Up Short in Beanpot Championship By JP VIEIRA   After convincingly defeating the Boston College Eagles 4-1 on Tuesday, February 5th, the Harvard women’s hockey hosted the Beanpot Championship Game in which they played the Boston University Terriers. History was on our side as Harvard was previously 18-3-1 in Beanpot games against the Terriers. Harvard fans expected an exciting game as the Crimson were on a 5-game win-streak and BU was undefeated in their last 10. Despite an entertaining and close game, Harvard fell short to the Terriers in overtime and ended the game 3-2. Out of the …

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A Helpful Harvard Romance Quiz

A Helpful Harvard Romance Quiz Last Minute Date Ideas for the Elite and Emotionally Bankrupt By ALAYA AYALA   A new year, a new semester, and already there’s a new wave of class work and extracurriculars and jobs ready to leave you awake and struggling in the library at 3am. That’s not to mention the residual effects of the winter holidays and cuffing season, all culminating in the ultimate holiday for putting pressure on a relationship – Valentine’s Day. I recognize that college students probably have it a bit more tough than others when it comes to putting effort into …

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Land Under Seige

Land Under Seige Harvard Undergrads push for Recognition of Environmental Justice By MARISSA GARCIA   “We need to wake up, we need to wise up, Come on Bacow, do it now, do it now, now, now We need to build toward a better future — We need climate justice now.”   Originally performed by Sing for the Climate at a 2012 Belgium rally, the song “Do It Now” was instead resonating in Harvard Yard, bellowed by undergraduates resolutely gripping a sign emblazoned with an implacable, orange “DIVEST.” With the lyrics tailored to address President Bacow, the Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental …

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Kiwi Cows and California Wines

Kiwi Cows and California Wines The Independent examines Harvard’s investment history By EVELYN GRAY   As Harvard students, we often find ourselves asking why the richest university in the world seems to spend so little on the things that we care about. The answer is complicated, but the reality is that the majority of the Harvard endowment is tied up in long-term investments, of which the historically strong returns are a large part of the reason that the endowment is so large. Harvard’s $39.2 billion endowment is the largest of any University in the world and is equivalent to the …

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Conversational Candy Heart(break)s

Conversational Candy Heart(break)s By GRAHAM WALTER   As Alfred Tennyson said so eloquently regarding love, “Tis better to have loved and lost, / Than never to have loved at all.” Clearly, and with all due respect intended towards the great writer, his words are most aptly characterized by the love and pain associated with the elementary school (and oftentimes beyond) tradition of passing out Necco’s Sweethearts Candies and the temporary loss of a tradition older than anyone living today. Likely, Sir Tennyson did not experience of the child-like thrill exchanging candies amongst friends and crushes alike, even as few people …

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