To Autumn

The equinox upon us. By CAROLINE CRONIN The 22nd of September this year marks the Autumnal Equinox. The equinox is the time at which the astronomical season of autumn begins. An astronomical season is defined and measured by the alignment of the stars and planets, and not – as in a meteorological season – by the average temperatures of given months.  Though we have been at our green ivy-covered college for almost a whole month, the beginning of the fall season is only now upon us (and that ivy will soon grow red). To be precise, the equinox names the …

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A Post-Grad Not Spent Consulting 

How to become a part of the Harvard Teaching Fellows.  By CAROLINE CRONIN    How did you decide to do HTF and at what point at the end of senior year/near graduation did you decide to do it? How is it complimentary to your undergrad career and in what ways is it totally different? What cool faculty have you been influenced by and has such influence changed your future plans? What would you want someone considering entering the program to know?   I took USW35 my Junior spring, which is when I heard about HTF and started thinking seriously about teaching as …

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Engage!

An afternoon with Drew Faust. By CAROLINE CRONIN & PULKIT AGARWAL   The Inclusion and Belonging Task Force at Harvard has been met with a variety of reactions this year. Its origins are muddied by the ongoing debate on administration enforced sanctions relating to single gender social organizations and the perceived hypocrisy of many of the University’s actions. However, on Wednesday April 5, University President Drew Faust held a 3 hour-long event in Sanders Theater to expound on the ideals and aims of the Task Force. Since the Task Force’s creation by Faust in September 2016, it has been operating …

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Fulfilling and Transforming

Peer counseling at Harvard faces changes. By CAROLINE CRONIN   Though the spring term seems to be passing us by at breakneck speed, last week’s respite from academic work perhaps allowed students to take a mental breather. For many, such a break is imperative to maintaining the strength to finish out the semester successfully. It is no secret that attending Harvard College, with all its mix of experiences, opportunities and challenges, is wonderfully transformative yet still mentally taxing. For this reason, the University has, in recent years, celebrated the plethora of mental health counseling and assistance available to all students. …

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Don’t Dream It, Be It

Rocky Horror comes to life in the Pool. By CAROLINE CRONIN The 1973 musical stage production of The Rocky Horror Show was the creation of Richard O’Brien, who wrote the book, music and lyrics. The story of a newly engaged couple caught in a storm and seduced by the strange members of a transvestite doctor’s party is a parody of science fiction and horror movies of the 1940s – 1970s. The show, made into a movie in 1975 with the name The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starred O’Brien as well. It has won awards and hearts with its eccentric comedy …

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