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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A Successful Split

A Successful Split Women’s Water Polo take on the Harvard Invite By JP VIERIA   Coming from a successful Bison Invite, where the Harvard women’s Water Polo team went undefeated, expectations were high for the Harvard Invite in Cambridge. The women’s water polo team was off to an unprecedented start, the best in the school’s history at 9-0. The first game on their schedule was against Brown, on Friday March 1st. This would be their first Ivy League match of the season and the Crimson were more than ready for it. After a relatively uneventful first period, sophomore attacker Quinne …

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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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