Men’s Water Polo Dominates

  Men’s Water Polo Dominates Exceeding Expectations with a Perfect 18-0 Start to the Season   By ELIZABETH GUMMER   The Harvard Men’s water polo team has exceeded expectations thus far, taking the win in all 18 of their games this season. Known to excel, last season the Crimson had an eight game winning streak mid-season, and have only improved since. Starting off the year ranked 11th in the nation, the team has risen in the rankings and now sits at 9th. Looking towards conference championships, the team has put themselves in a fantastic position to succeed. Kicking off the …

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Dance

  The Crimson Dance Team   by ELIZABETH GUMMER   What would a Harvard sporting event be without regular breaks to refresh snacks, stretch your legs, and catch some quality performances from the Harvard Crimson Dance Team? Although not every varsity team is lucky enough to be graced with the presence of these upbeat women, the team makes regular appearances at primarily home football and basketball matches. Performing to songs from DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” to the Lumineers’ “Cleopatra,” the women show a range of ability that goes beyond what is seen in their short duration dances between game quarters.  …

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One Weekend, Three States

One Weekend, Three States Harvard Track & Field Competes Across the Country By ELIZABETH GUMMER   This past weekend the Harvard track and field team competed in four meets, split across the country over Texas, North Carolina, and Lowell, Massachusetts. Sending 32 members to Austin for the Texas Relays track meet, the cohort came away with a few personal bests and many sunburns under the Texan sun. The Crimson had just returned 3 days earlier, from their week long spring break training trip in Houston, when they headed back south on Wednesday. Kicking off the competition Thursday evening, 400 meter …

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The Madness Continues

The Madness Continues The Crimson exit NIT in last-second thrillers By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Both the Women’s and Men’s Crimson basketball teams brought their season to a close this past Sunday, each losing in the second round of their respective post season tournaments. Both teams advanced from their first rounds earlier in the week, but were not as successful in their following match ups. The men’s team played first, travelling to Washington, DC for their first game in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) game against Georgetown on Wednesday Night. The 71-68 Crimson win over the Hoyas was a minor upset, …

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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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Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line Weekend of Wins for Harvard Men’s Basketball By ELIZABETH GUMMER   The Harvard Crimson showed the Quakers and the Tigers whose house they were playing in this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion, playing at home for the last time this season. Closing out with two wins — and the top ranking in the Ivy League — Harvard is set for success at the Ivy League tournament at Yale on March 16th. Game one started slow on Friday night. With a score of 0-0 and six missed shots in the first two minutes, students patiently gnawed at free …

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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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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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