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  Class-Schedule Calculations By ALAYA AYALA   This semester, the new class schedule has caused trouble for some students, with many struggling to figure out exactly why it’s been so hard to settle into the new routine. Now that we’re a month into our semester, the Indy has sat down and done some calculations to figure out just how much more time Harvard students have been spending in class.   Last year, our classes started 7 minutes past the hour, and generally met for an hour at a time. This gave us 53 minutes total for each class. On our …

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Preparations Begin in Harvard Yard For Bacow Inauguration

By AMAL ABDI   Preparations for University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s inauguration ceremony are currently being made in Harvard Yard. The ceremony is set for Friday, October 5. On that day, Harvard Yard will be open only to Harvard University ID or ticket holders from 6 AM until 6:00 PM. The days’ festivities begin with an Academic Procession at 2:00 PM at Boylston Hall where faculty will gather. The official installation of Bacow as President begins at 2:30 PM at the Tercentenary Theatre. Afterwards will follow the Bacow Block Party in the yard. Seating at Tercentenary Theatre opens at 1:00 …

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Recruiting Season

An Inside Look By TUSHAR DWIVEDI In years past, Junior year’s fall semester has represented a critical moment for those interested in the fields of consulting, finance, and more recently, technology. While college remains a time for students to discover their interests and explore a variety of career options, the recent trend over the past decade has emphasized the importance of the Junior Summer internship as a stepping-stone to a full time career.   The colloquialism “Recruiting Season” typically refers to Junior Fall, one in which large swaths of students bustling in suits and so called “pad-folios” split time between …

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Harvard Soccer Scores Twice, Wins Twice

By JASPER FU This weekend two games between Harvard and Yale both ended in Crimson victories. Harvard’s own Jordan Field hosted two home games, both men’s and women’s soccer. The men’s team won its second game in a row after a 2-1 OT victory against Boston University, after a string of 4 consecutive defeats. The Crimson’s 1-0 shutout victory came after a tough game that saw Yale holding possession for most of the day. After the first half, however, Harvard started to pick up momentum as the Crimson team started to pick up the ball, sending two quick shots on …

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October

A Poem By Remedy Ryan   It’s too early in the year to wear jackets so we rub each others shoulders as the wind whistles past A year older now we know where we are headed but we still whine about the long walk   You’re hit with the saline smell as you push yourself into the crowd your hair sticking to strangers’ skin A second ago you were shivering outside and now you wonder why you are here until an old friend pulls you into her arms   Your feet start to move to the hum of the speakers …

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Kavanaugh Resigns From HLS Lectureship

By Segan Helle According to an email sent to students at Harvard Law School (HLS) on Monday evening, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be returning to his position as a lecturer in January 2019. In the email, Dean Catherine Claypoole announced that Kavanaugh informed HLS that he could “no longer commit to teaching his course.” The official reason that Kavanaugh has decided not to return has not been confirmed.   This announcement follows a larger student movement at both HLS and the College calling for Harvard to rescind his lectureship. A letter circulating around HLS alumni with over …

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SEDS Founds Undergraduate Satellite Team

By JOSE ESPINEL On September 15, approximately 30 students filed into Science Center Room 110 for the first meeting of the new Harvard Satellite Team. At the front of the room stood Maggie Wang (c/o ’21), Joseph Sanchez (c/o ’21),  Amir Siraj (c/o ’21) and other members of the Harvard Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) who introduced the team’s ambitious purpose: the construction and launch of the University’s first undergraduate-built satellite.   The Satellite Team represents a new chapter in the history of space exploration as it marks the College’s entrance into the arena of CubeSat …

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The Roommate Agreement

By ALAYA AYALA   I woke up with a wild gasp, sitting bolt upright in my seat and frantically trying to figure out where I was. For a moment I was all panic as I realized I wasn’t in my bedroom, in fact, I was in a room surrounding by unfamiliar people, many of whom were watching me curiously. I couldn’t breathe, my heart pounding as I tried to understand what was going on. As if a lens had suddenly fallen over my vision, I realized where I was and ducked my head in shame. I’d fallen asleep in the …

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Spotlight: New Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Devon Mills

By JILLY CRONIN   Last  summer, Devon Wills joined the Harvard Athletics family as the new Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach. Before coming to Harvard, Coach Wills was a coach at the University of Southern California for six years, where she has served as assistant head coach for the past three years. Coach Wills has been a goalie for the U.S. National Team since 2007 and holds three World Championships. Originally an Ivy Leaguer herself, Coach Wills graduated from Dartmouth in 2006 after serving as starting goalie for four years. In her time at Dartmouth, she was voted second team All-America …

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To Sophomores,

To Sophomores, Let’s dump the sophomore slump Rip it from our chests and throw it to the ground   Take the lighter from your pocket and set it ablaze Get inspired by the flame   Take a torch and go Let inspiration illuminate your path   Keep feeding the fire With your dreams and desires   And leave a trail of ashes for freshmen to follow.     Jaycee Yegher ’21 ([email protected]) is a kid from Darnestown, MD who is now a Sophomore at Harvard.

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“The ABC’s of Non-Consent” and Why We Need to Talk About Rape Culture NOW

By ABIGAIL JADE KOERNER In the wake of Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing, issues of sexual consent are especially poignant. It is our job to educate young people about the significance of consent in sexual encounters at every age. This education should start early in a person’s life so every encounter they have as they grow older is respectful. Consent education can happen at home, at school, and elsewhere but it is important that those who facilitate difficult conversations on the topic of sexual consent do so with proper tools for understanding. Ilene B. Price—designer, mother, and author from Livingston, New Jersey—recently …

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Future of Student Organizations

by TUSHAR DWIVEDI   The headlines for student organizations at Harvard have recently centered around key buzzwords such as sanctions or efficiency, with much debate revolving around the identity and purpose of such organizations.   Given recent controversies, when asked about “what they envisioned Harvard’s campus life to be like, given the latest news and coverage of the school,” one out-of-state respondent believed it to be a “highly political fighting ground between student desires and the whims of Harvard’s administration.” Those on campus, however have a completely different viewpoint.   One major campus organization leader, however, mentioned that: “Our club …

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Rainbow Scales and Special Leaves

Some thoughts on childhood, stress, and college.   By ALAYA AYALA   Recently, I’ve been living for these text posts that I see on my social media feeds all the time. They’re like concentrated shots of relatable content that I can take less than five seconds to swallow. Sometimes they burn on the way down. Sometimes they leave an aftertaste. The really good ones leave me breathless for hours from laughing – or crying. Maybe it’s because I’m a lightweight when it comes to the truth.   The other day I saw a post about children’s books that really messed …

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A Fog-Picture

By OLIVIA FARRAR It’s early September. The weather is unpredictable, oscillating between oppressively hot and unexpectedly bitter. On Thursday I huff and puff into class with sweat-stains on my backpack, and on Friday I go back to my little dorm room at night, close all my windows, turn off my two turbo-fans, and pull the comforter down from where I tucked it in the back of my closet. Since the weather is so melodramatically inconsistent, it’s a favorite topic in the dining halls, public restrooms, and the corridors between classrooms. Yes, the temperature is cold today—you’re right, it was hot …

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The Best Tree in Harvard Yard

First Treetise By AIDAN FITZSIMONS     Buckle up, beeches— I’m about to treet myself.   It’s my favorite activity and about 30% of my identity. Whenever I’m feeling a bit grim about the mouth, I look around for a nice tree to climb into, and it never fails to leaf me happy. Some trees are mainly for perching, reading, and people-watching; some trees are a tantalizing challenge just to get up into; and some trees are great for climbing really, really high. I am intimately familiar with almost every climbable tree around Harvard, although I’m constantly discovering more. I’m …

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