Beer With A First-Year

Beer with a First-Year What being a first-year on a de-densified campus is like  By GRAHAM WALTER   This is a joke. For legal and social-distancing reasons, of course we didn’t get literal beer with a first-year. But so much of what we’ve lost from the pandemic is the chance for spontaneous conversations, wherein we would catch the pulse on campus life. “Beer with a First-Year” strives to do just that. In a casual interview style, much like chats in the Queens Head, we are hoping to find out what first-years think about campus life in the midst of the …

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The Savior of Rhodes Island

The Saviour of Rhodes Island This is what happens when you turn off advertising personalization on YouTube By MICHAEL KIELSTRA Rhodes Island is in danger. You must understand this fact, or nothing I am about to say will make any sense at all. Rhodes Island—no, not Rhode Island—is in terrible danger, and only you and your team of “operators” can save it. Some of the operators also work for Penguin Logistics. This may or may not be important. I don’t know. At this point, lest my editor think I have gone stark raving mad, I should mention that I am …

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On the Outside Looking In

On the Outside Looking In  My experience being on a leave of absence during quarantine By ALAYA AYALA   On March 10, 2020, I was sitting at home on my couch when I first learned that Harvard wasn’t letting students return to campus after spring break. I heard it from a friend on Snapchat first, their face streaked with tears and voice cracking in a 15-second video that I had to replay to understand what they were saying. I hadn’t looked at my college email inbox for about a month, but I logged into it that day to read the …

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Sex is Cool. But, Have You Ever Tried to F*ck The System?

A self-proclaimed, revered-by-many Sexpert celebrates National Sex Day with advice on how to find true liberation. I love talking about sex. I love talking to all my friends about the awkward moments, the laughable mistakes, and the best kinds of “things to do.” All my friends enjoy sex differently. We celebrate our differences. We listen to our different experiences, processing them, understanding that we can’t debate or question another’s sexual experience since we don’t know what it was like. There’s no place for shame, judgment, or guilt when we discuss sex. At least that’s the environment my friends and I …

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