A True Crimson Madness

  A True Crimson Madness: Panem et Circenses for Students   By ANA LUIZA NICOLAE   It’s 7:00 pm on a Friday night, and Lavietes pavilion shines like a beacon of hope signaling the end of the week. It is now time to come back to life. After a tidal wave of midterms has swept consciences clear of enjoyment, crossing the Charles breathes levity in our cramped brains. The soothing effect of the river might just pass unnoticed though. There is a cloud of chatter that surrounds every group headed for the games. First symptom of release: gossip relieves stress.  …

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To Myself, Prior to and in Becoming a Ghost of Harvard’s Past

To Myself, Prior to and in Becoming a Ghost of Harvard’s Past By ARIANA AKBARI The Harvard campus has shifted tectonically since I first matriculated in 2013. Incoming students will have no memory of the now-ancient relics that defined a significant portion of my own Harvard Square past – places like the Holyoke Center, Cafe Algiers, Wagamama, and Crema Cafe are all gone now. Many of the administrators and professors who influenced my own Harvard experience have met a similar fate. A great majority of my student peers have scattered across the globe and are well on their way to …

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Everywhere and All the Time

Everywhere and All the Time By ANA LUIZA NICOLAE Past the Harvard Business School and Harvard Athletic Facilities, a quick stroll across the Charles River to Allston, MA leads the way to the Harvard Innovation Labs, comprising of the ArtLab, the LaunchLab X, and the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab. These buildings are neighboring to the Science and Engineering Complex, which is currently under scheduled construction for the next few years. Easy to miss, however, is a nearby small brick building on Travis Street whose significance is often overlooked on first glance. Contrary to its diminutive stature, the building is actually …

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Fashion in the Digital Age

Fashion in the Digital Age The Eighth Installment of a Weekly Fashion Column By GRACE TWOREK   Fashion is an art; it is the type of art that is timeless and can be expressed in many unique ways. Although timeless, it is constantly evolving along with our society. Each day, both the fashion industry and the every-day people of society experience new trends—whether bringing the fanny pack back in style, eating avocado toast, or staking out a career in the enigmatic field of Instagram influencers, trends touch and influence the lives of just about everyone. Social media is a major …

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To My Younger Self

To My Younger Self Struggling with mental health on the Harvard campus By ARIANA AKBARI   People who don’t go to Harvard always ask me, “Is Harvard hard?” What they’re looking for in this question is for you to tell them, “No. Harvard is not that hard. Harvard is just like every other University. Which are also not hard.” Usually, a variation of this statement is what I say because it’s easy and because I think it makes the questioner feel more satisfied. The veritas of it all, however, is that this is just not true. The real answer to …

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A Riddell for Universities to Solve

A Riddell for Universities to Solve Harvard Alumni Manipulates Test Scores of Prospective Students By GRAHAM WALTER   Mark Riddell was one of the individuals responsible in the college admission scandal. He pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering in front of a judge and is being forced to surrender the money he made and spend years in prison. Mark Riddell crime was helping dozens of high school students cheat on their college entrance exams. Riddell was instrumental in helping around 20 families achieve inflated scores on their ACT and SATs; Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the scheme paid Riddell …

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