Welcome to the Real World

by TUSHAR DWIVEDI In high school, Junior year is often regarded as the most challenging, as course rigor ramps to a significant level and students begin prepping for College applications. The “seriousness” of extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and awards start to matter, as students look out to the “real world” and realize that high school is about to come to an end. Junior year at Harvard can oftentimes be much the same, depending on one’s interests. As the first semester of the second half of college approaches, for some, the reality of the “real world” post-graduation strikes once again, with …

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Rapid Results

Upon entering the midterm elections, the Democratic Party was favored to gain control of the House, which they did as a consequence of strong performances in areas such as California, New York, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The results indicated, however, that there were few surprise victories (i.e. victories in likely or leaning Republican regions).  While this was sufficient to gain a House victory for the Democratic Party, failure to win key tossup states in the Senate race crushed any chance to upset a favored Republican Party. Key victories by Mike Braun over Joe Donnelly in Indiana and Josh Hawley over Claire …

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2018 Voting Memes

A Message to Young Voters   By JAYCEE YEGHER   While voting memes are hilarious and fun to share on your social media accounts, remember that you actually have to get out there and vote to elicit real change.   Memes have truly taken over the internet, and when politics are added to the mix, they get darker and even more entertaining. But memes don’t win elections. Sharing meme posts won’t get the politicians you want in office, but getting yourself out the door and voting will.   That doesn’t mean memes aren’t important in our political climate though. Political …

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A Candid Conversation with OIE Director Camila Nardozzi

By ANA LUIZA NICOLE A recent panel by the Office of International Education (OIE) focused on increasing racial inclusion in study abroad programs. In a candid conversation about the recent happenings at the OIE, Camila Nardozzi, current Director of the OIE, has agreed to address the questions which arose from this event: Is student representation of Harvard abroad proportional to student groups on campus? If not, what might be the reasons for this socioeconomic and racial divide in participation in the study abroad programs? While it is difficult to assert an estimate of the racial or socioeconomic demographics of students …

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SFFA VS Harvard: Final Arguments on the Last Day of Trial

By SEGAN HELLE   Last Friday, lawyers representing both Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) delivered their closing arguments to the court, concluding a three-week-long trial over the University’s admission policies.   Closing arguments largely rehashed the points that both sides have been working to convince presiding Judge Allison Burroughs of for the past 15 days. John Hughes, the lawyer representing the SFFA, continued asserting that Harvard’s admission practices, made unprecedentedly public throughout the proceedings, contain an unfair disadvantage for Asian American applicants who are stereotyped as “book smart and one-dimensional” and are systematically punished by admissions officers in …

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