Elections That Matter: The UC

Voting that does not require an absentee ballot. The democratic process has taken hit after hit this election cycle. Many of us have dreaded the arrival of our absentee ballots and put off sending them back due to our disillusionment with American politics and general fear for the future. (Hint: you all should have done that by now, though.) At a time when it is ever so important to make our voices heard, many are reluctant to speak up. But while those Official Election Mail envelopes have been sitting ignored in our mailboxes and desks, members of the Harvard community …

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Hockey in the Heat

Varsity Hockey takes Arizona. As we stepped off our plane in Phoenix, AZ, all of us on the hockey team wondered exactly how we would meet the expectations surrounding us. We had traveled thousands of miles away from the hockey hotbed of New England to play against a new Division 1 program at Arizona State, and tackle our first two games of the regular season. How the outside world thought we would fare this year was surrounded by a host of questions throughout our pre-season. Most pointed to the fact that we had lost several key players to graduation – …

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My Body is Made of Crushed Little Stars

Self-care, when you need it most, comes in lyrical forms. After years of biology courses and common sense, I can tell you that the human heart is located off-center in your chest towards the left side of your body. But the moment Mitski walked onto the stage, I felt like my heart was everywhere at once. There is something special about screaming in a crowded room with your best friends while your hero is also screaming only 10-15 feet away from you. Feeling the drums reverberate throughout my body made me feel weightless. For the duration of Mitski’s set, it …

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