Wearing Your Sexuality on Your Sleeve

Wearing Your Sexuality on Your Sleeve The Seventh Installment of a Weekly Fashion Column By GRACE TWOREK   Sex. People love to talk about it. People hate to talk about it. But what so many people don’t realize is that we wear sex. One may ask, how? Through the clothes we put on our body, we have the ability to express our sense of sexuality in so many ways. No matter how much or how little we choose to express our sexuality through our wardrobe, the most important part is that it is OUR choice. The world, similar to fashion …

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Hazy Gray and Hints of Haley

Hazy Gray and Hints of Haley Part 2) To the younger version of myself, after experiencing the death of a fellow student and best friend. By ARIANA AKBARI   If there is one thing that I remember from taking SLS20 my freshman spring, it is that every time you recall a memory, you recall it a little less perfectly. In the end, all of your favorite memories – the ones that you have recalled the most – are just blurs, with their details filled in by your imagination. My freshman fall was a really sweet time for me, so I …

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Shopping Week Sucks

Shopping Week Sucks A Different Perspective on Shopping Week By ALAYA AYALA   This past Sunday, an email was sent out by the UC president and Vice President announcing the news that the faculty council voted to preserve shopping week on March 27th. I have to admit that after reading that email, I was left feeling frustrated and, frankly, dreading the next Shopping Week ordeal that I’ll have to go through. As a person who likes having a routine early on in the school year, Shopping Week was kind of my academic nightmare when it came to choosing classes my …

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Modification and Makeup as Fashion

Modification and Makeup as Fashion The Fifth Installment of Fashion Advice Column for Busy College Students By GRACE TWOREK   My mother always told me the most beautiful girls are the ones that are always smiling, and I have made this my mantra throughout life as I try to infect others with a contagious smile day after day. Fashion is much more than the shirt, pants, or dress you cover your body in, but rather how you can make your style individualistic to you. It is important to let your personality shine through when it comes to your style and …

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Spring-Cleaning My Life

Spring-Cleaning My Life Just Another Article About Self-Care By ALAYA AYALA   With the weather beginning to warm up and the sun beginning to set later I, like many people, have really begun to notice a change in how motivated I am to take care of myself. Suddenly, I want to scrub down my dorm room every day. I want to make my bed in the morning, I want to wake up early. I’m even motivated to go to breakfast. These are not things I could do over the winter, by any means. The constant darkness and the cold got …

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Burn the Red Team!

Burn the Red Team! As cybersecurity grows in importance in the modern era, Michael examines how seriously (or not) the subject should be taken for college students. By MICHAEL KIELSTRA   When I started learning how to hack computers, I was very quickly taught one thing: as Uncle Ben never stops saying, great power and great responsibility go hand in hand. I read books by hackers skilled enough to hold a small country to ransom, but who emphasized over and over the importance of getting proper authorization. If you were hired to hack into a company, as a test for …

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Spring Forward

Spring Forward The Fourth Installment of Fashion Advice Column for Busy College Students By GRACE TWOREK   Have you ever looked back at one of your favorite memories and for some odd reason been able to remember exactly what you wore that day? And no, I’m not talking your communion, prom, or even wedding, but that one time you went out to dinner for your 13th birthday and you can vividly remember the True Religion, low-rise jeans and Abercrombie sweater you wore. This is one of favorite things about fashion… the ability it has to hold lasting memories in your …

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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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To the Younger Version of Myself, During Freshman Year

To the Younger Version of Myself, During Freshman Year A four-part reflection on a super-senior’s time at Harvard By ARIANA AKBARI I received my Harvard acceptance in the Spring of 2013. Afterward, my mom took me to the Tex Mex restaurant I had gone to nearly every Friday night with my family. This time it was just me and her, during the day. She ordered a margarita like she did every Friday night – frozen, no salt. They brought her a margarita with salt on the rim anyway. As I dipped my first chip into the complimentary salsa, my mom …

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