“Honk! Street Musicians attempt to Blast Students out of Harvard Bubble”

by Tushar Dwivedi Through the nooks and crannies of Harvard Square, the echoes of HONK! brought cheer to a subdued, lazy Sunday afternoon. From Reggae themed street music to Edward Jones booths, the fair dominating the small region offered a different delight for everyone. HONK! itself is a self-described movement, with the purpose of combining a diverse flavor of international musical styles with intrinsic themes deriving from the American South. With the stated purpose of “inciting discussion” and “using music to inspire,” Harvard Square was alight with the fervor of passionate musicians and fathers trying to chase down over-excited children. …

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Work of the Week: Cleanna Crabill

By Abigail Koerner   On a Thursday afternoon, clad in an off the shoulder denim dress and dangly yellow earrings, Cleanna told the story of her life, artistic foundations, and vision for her future. Cleanna is a Senior in Adams House studying VES. When she was applying to colleges, her top pick school was not Harvard, but rather the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Her plan to follow her father’s footsteps and attend MBI were interrupted when she was rejected. Instead, Cleanna came to Harvard intending to study Government. When she came to Cambridge, she joined what she referred to …

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The Games We Play

Prime Time Fantasy Football Season By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   I’ll be frank; I do a poor job keeping in touch with my high school friends. The things that brought us together seemed to be more a function of proximity and face-to-face interaction, which sometimes, simply can’t be replicated over thousands of miles. Sports have a certain power to unite; standing amongst the crowd at Fenway or Wrigley, on your feet as a walk-off homerun departs the stadium, thriving off the energy of those around you, you feel alive. Not many have the skill to play, and few have the time …

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Sports Briefs

In an Ivy League battle, Cornell manages to defeat Harvard in Cambridge By JASPER FU Coming in at 3-6 (1-0 in the Ivy League), Harvard men’s soccer team looked to make a statement in defeating Cornell’s 24th-ranked team in the nation. Cornell set the pace early with a goal by Charles Touche at the 10th minute. However, Harvard was not to be discouraged and stepped up their game, tying the match at the 38th minute with a nice left foot shot by Nico Garcia-Morillo, his first career goal, as the keeper ran out to smother him. Having tied Cornell in …

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Protests Continue In Support of Former UHS Employee Mayli Shing

By Segan Helle   Last Friday, October 5, protests continued in support of former Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) employee Mayli Shing who has brought allegations of wrongful termination and sexual and racial harassment against her supervisor. This protest, which was staged at the newly opened Smith Campus Center, marked the fourth rally since Shing was terminated by the University. Shing and her supporters are calling for the University to rehire her at HUHS.   Shing, who is a member of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW), is being supported by members of the Harvard No Layoffs …

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Bacow Takes Command

A Deeper Look into the Inauguration of the 29th President of Harvard University   By ANA LUIZA NICOLAE   Through sparkling rays of sun and falling leaves, a procession of various alumni and affiliates made its way through the crowd in Tercentenary Theater, this past Friday, October 5, as Lawrence S. Bacow was officially installed as the 29th President of Harvard University in the Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard.   The ceremony began with the Academic Procession, where members of the Harvard faculty, governing board, leadership, and other dignified delegates from other universities marched in academic regalia to honor Bacow. …

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The Tree Trials

Second Treetise By AIDAN FITZSIMONS   Oak-ay everyone, I’m back with my bi-weekly tree talk.   Two weeks ago, I started this column off with my favorite tree in Harvard Yard, the Emerson Evergreen Tree in Sever Quad. This week, we’re going to kick the skill level up several notches. The Emerson Tree is a relatively easy tree to climb: the first branch is accessible at standing height, and the branches continue all the way up the tree with horizontal orientations. It’s a breeze. But the two trees we’ll bark up today are another story.   If there’s one thing …

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Bi the Way, I’m Still Coming Out

Angsty Thoughts on Too Many Expectations   By: ALAYA AYALA   For me, coming to Harvard was as freeing as it was binding.   I was free from the fetters of my high school responsibilities, free from the city where I was born and raised, and even as I hated to admit it, I was free from the expectations of my old friends and family. There was a two hour barrier on I-90 separating me from my old life, and I felt light enough to officially Come Out as bisexual last fall, to everyone. I had lived with so much …

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