When Disparity Becomes Deadly

When Disparity Becomes Deadly Is COVID-19 only a biological threat, or also a distraction from the social inequalities in the US today? By MIMI TARRANT   From the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, alarming figures have emerged on the relative prevalence of cases and deaths among males and females within communities. Initial analysis suggests that the rate of infections and fatalities are not evenly distributed among males and females. Females typically make up the higher proportion of cases in U.S. states, yet males tend to make up the majority of deaths from COVID-19. For example, in Michigan, 10.72% of …

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De-densifying of Harvard’s Campus: the International Student’s Perspective

De-densifying of Harvard’s Campus: the International Student’s Perspective Following the College’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic, international students faced unprecedented challenges in making it home in what was, for some, their last week at college.   BY MIMI TARRANT   On …

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Exclusions May Apply

  Exclusions May Apply How our modern culture’s obsession with commercialization curtail inclusivity on Valentine’s Day   By MIMI TARRANT   As the month of February begins, so does the build-up to one of the most secretly controversial days of the year: Valentine’s Day. Revered by some and dreaded by others, Valentine’s Day continues to split opinion. Both its origin and continued celebration can draw divided opinions. The history of Valentine’s Day remains unclear—some sources link the day to Lupercalia in the Roman era, where women would be whipped and paired off with men in the name of fertility. Nevertheless, …

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Christmas Drinks: The Who, What, Where and Why

  Christmas Drinks: The Who, What, Where and Why From eggnog to mulled wine sangria, the Indy offers both traditional and alternative drink recommendations   By MIMI TARRANT   It may have only been Thanksgiving a week ago, but in true American style, Christmas is choosing not to hang around. Christmas-themed drinks may have been out in the coffee stores for a month now, but we all know that the post-Thanksgiving period is really when things start to get serious on the drinks front. Whether it’s sugar, caffeine, or alcohol that’s driving you to the end of this semester, take …

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Val Elefante: “The One Who Is Writing Her Thesis on Porn”

Val Elefante: “The One Who Is Writing Her Thesis on Porn” An insight into the power of Harvard students who question the current sexual culture By MIMI TARRANT   For the Sex Edition, the Indy connected with Val Elefante, a senior in Leverett House who has spent her four years at Harvard exploring the medium of pornography and its implications regarding sexual culture. In this interview, Val explains why she chose pornography as the basis for her thesis, and how her experience at Harvard has shaped her views on sex as a whole.   Indy: What is your concentration at …

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A Typical Harvard-Yale

A Typical Harvard-Yale Harvard Women’s Lacrosse exhibit dominate display against rivals Yale By MIMI TARRANT   This Sunday saw the Harvard Women’s Lacrosse team take on the Yale Bulldogs on their home turf in Cambridge, and the team didn’t fail to provide a spectacular display for the students who came to watch after returning back to campus from spring break. With the sun shining down on Jordan’s Field, supporters came out in their droves to cheer on the lacrosse team, now at 5-4 in the season after their emphatic 18-8 win over the Bulldogs. As with every Harvard-Yale matchup, the …

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