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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HARVARD PLACES 2ND IN THE 2018 ATLANTIC CUP

By JASPER FU   The 2018 Atlantic cup was hosted by Harvard Polo Club this past week and pitted the athletic prowess, dedication, and horsemanship of four teams – American and English – against each other. Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge gathered Thursday through Sunday to play in nine total matches at the historic Myopia polo club of Hamilton, MA. The final match of the 2018 Atlantic Cup saw Oxford and Harvard facing each other across the length of a 300-yard field. The crisp air and cloudy sky over Gibney Field blanketed the spectators as they set up tents, tables, …

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