Spring Forward

Spring Forward The Fourth Installment of Fashion Advice Column for Busy College Students By GRACE TWOREK   Have you ever looked back at one of your favorite memories and for some odd reason been able to remember exactly what you wore that day? And no, I’m not talking your communion, prom, or even wedding, but that one time you went out to dinner for your 13th birthday and you can vividly remember the True Religion, low-rise jeans and Abercrombie sweater you wore. This is one of favorite things about fashion… the ability it has to hold lasting memories in your …

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Baby I’m smokin’ a cigarette

Baby I’m smokin’ a cigarette Short Story By ANONYMOUS   “Baby I’m smokin’ a cigarette.” The text glows on the screen of your phone, lighting up the dark bedroom. It’s midnight—well past your bedtime before morning practice. She told you after the third Last Cigarette that this was it. She told you that she was finally ready on her own, finally ready to start good habits and be an adult. The thing about Lennon is that she makes a lot of promises. Most promises are well-meaning and hopeful, but empty. Other promises come with a catch: after next week I’ll do …

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For Your Sake

For Your Sake A Poem By JOSE ESPINEL   For your sake, Child of present Troubles, Those – from kind intent refracted, An aberration or malpractice of That impulse to live, I wish you would know this:   That in the parent’s absence peace persists Pressed as blissful comfort into lifeless things; The afternoon’s warmth, The melody’s trill, The lambent voice’s call Communing heartfelt dreams.   That where shields have sounded Hate’s telltale call Marking souls withered by A brutish scornful root – Some orchards since sown Nest warblers who sing Without fear of the blue-jay.   That Time, the …

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Jumping into the Record Books

Jumping into the Record Books Simi leaps up a storm at the Indoor Championships in Birmingham, AL By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Simi Fajemisin took down both competitors and records as she hopped, skipped, and jumped her way to the NCAA Indoor Championships at Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama this Saturday. The Oxford native triple jumper joined the Crimson team in 2016 and has been crushing records since her arrival. Originally a long jumper, Fajemisin had never focused on the triple jump before coming to Harvard. In her first season as a triple jumper, Simi took down a 16 year old …

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Courtside Reflection

Courtside Reflection A Spotlight on Women’s Basketball Captain Madeline Raster By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Senior Basketball Captain Madeline Raster took to the court at Lavietes Pavilion for her last home game as a Harvard athlete. For seniors, their final home game is deemed Senior Night, and the matchup featured a starting lineup highlighting Raster and her 3 other senior classmates. Playing for 31 minutes of the 40 minute game, Raster scored a double-digit 14 points, sinking two 3-pointers and recorded 11 rebounds. Raster’s career began in her hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where she joined a team in the 5th …

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So Close, yet So Far

So Close, yet So Far A Peek Behind the Curtains on Harvard Snow Days By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   As temperatures continue to drop and snow accumulates rapidly in massive mounds outside Widener and Annenberg, students can’t help but reminisce about “the good ol’ days of Spring 2016, when the snow days were honestly endless.” This Winter season took its time in arriving however, with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s not uncommon in November and December. After enjoying a lengthy (and oftentimes warm) winter break, however, students were greeted back in Boston and Cambridge with painfully strong winds and layers …

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Harvard Launches Pilot Pulse Survey

Harvard Launches Pilot Pulse Survey The survey, in its first launch, has an impetus to gain an improved understanding of the climate of Harvard’s community BY MARISSA GARCIA   On the morning of Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, Harvard affiliates opened their university emails to discover an email sent from President Bacow, urging them to respond to the pilot Pulse survey. The motion of this survey was strongly recommended by the Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging of the previous year. Within the various advertisements for the survey, there is a clear emphasis on its brevity. A placard advertising the …

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21st Annual Dr. Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival

21st Annual Dr. Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival “Envision: how we see ourselves, how we see the world, and how that affects what we can imagine for both” By JILLY CRONIN   The 2019 Black Arts Festival titled “Envision: how we see ourselves, how we see the world, and how that affects what we can imagine for both” will host its two final events of the week today and tomorrow. Today’s event, “Drag as Black Imaginary Space” will be from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the PBHA Parlor Room. This event will bring in Boston-based drag queens and a …

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Instagram Profiles to Warm the Cockles of Your Heart

Instagram Profiles to Warm the Cockles of Your Hearts Harvard-Inspired Instagrams By ALAYA AYALA   With the weather growing ever colder despite it now being March, most people are likely finding themselves spending an inordinate amount of time inside and bored out of their skulls. There’s always plenty of content to be found on the internet to ease this boredom, but the truth of the matter is that what we find on the internet is often a lot of negativity that we don’t need. School is stressful enough without the harsh realities of the outside world glaring up at you …

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Standish Library

Standish Library A Poem By AIDAN FITZSIMONS   There is a tall clock on the front wall Facing all of Standish Library Does not tick or seem to move at all It does when you don’t look But the time is often off   A giant sun shape Brass, gold, dull, heavy, painted, fake The clock is as long as me But it never expands or shines or changes or burns Which is how you know it is not me And not the sun, see   Even though I know it’s fake It feels imperial, definitive Its rays radiate evenly …

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