Tough Mudding, Tougher Students 

A snapshot of the team at Harvard.   By CAROLINE CRONIN    The Indy asked Alina Muñoz ’18 about her passion for Tough Mudding – a sport that has found its way onto Harvard’s campus through the enthusiasm of adventurous students! According to toughmudder.com, “Tough Mudder is 10 miles of mud and 20+ obstacles designed to drag you out of your comfort zone.” It seems the race that is this challenging physical endeavor might give even the most athletic of students pause!     Indy: How did Tough Mudder Team begin at Harvard?    AM: The Tough Mudder team was a large team a few years ago but went dormant as captains graduated. …

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Politics and Protests Rock the Start of Fall Semester 

Students do not hesitate to get involved.   By EMILY HALL AND CAROLINE CRONIN    Amid (or perhaps, in some cases, instead of) shopping classes, many students on campus have begun their political involvement early and are seeking to get freshmen involved as well. A slew of events hosted by a variety of campus organizations have sparked conversations on social media and in courtyards and dining halls.  At the close of Labor Day weekend, eleven women student leaders gathered in Fong Auditorium to discuss female leadership on campus. The panelists, leaders in organizations ranging from Divest Harvard to PBHA to Women In Business, …

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The Laundry Room  

By ABIGAIL KOERNER    Laundry bag in tow, she trudged down the winding stairs from the small room she shared with other girls who were a lot like her. They had laundry, too. She was just being proactive about it.   She swung the door open and emerged – flipflops, ponytail, and all. Her eyes made a sweep of the area: left to right, right to left again. Those eyes, always looking, searching, found nothing of concern. Still, she felt relieved to have looked a little further, to search for something to be afraid of before she felt afraid. Always proactive, she was. Nothing was out of …

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