Yardfest feat. VagueHandGestures

Performers we don’t have to wait for. By HUNTER RICHARDS   There’s only a little over a week left until Yardfest, but the College Events Board has yet to announce who will be performing. We haven’t felt this played since Frank Ocean strung us along until giving us hope with that livestream of him building an Ikea desk. With all the rumors of who might be coming or who might have canceled, it’s not hard to understand why Harvard students have so many trust issues. While we’re all starting to feel like Yardfest is a social experiment or that past …

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A Season to Remember

Crimson Hockey reinvigorated despite final loss. By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   Recently, my hometown of Chicago has been abuzz in the world of hockey. With the rise and prominence of the Blackhawks, a new pride has enveloped the city that not just complements, but often overrides the typical baseball, basketball, and football interests. However, while I have not been to United Center, Chicago’s prime hockey and basketball stadium, in almost a year, the Harvard’s men’s ice hockey team just returned from their visit. This visit, however, was far beyond the ordinary. The team was representing Harvard in the Frozen Four for …

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Engage!

An afternoon with Drew Faust. By CAROLINE CRONIN & PULKIT AGARWAL   The Inclusion and Belonging Task Force at Harvard has been met with a variety of reactions this year. Its origins are muddied by the ongoing debate on administration enforced sanctions relating to single gender social organizations and the perceived hypocrisy of many of the University’s actions. However, on Wednesday April 5, University President Drew Faust held a 3 hour-long event in Sanders Theater to expound on the ideals and aims of the Task Force. Since the Task Force’s creation by Faust in September 2016, it has been operating …

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A Rough Transition

The Indy takes a look at recent developments in the political landscape. For many traditional inhabitants of Washington, which voted overwhelmingly against President Trump in November, uncertainty has characterized much of the recent transition in the White House. Last Friday at noon, some of this uncertainty was resolved as the new President was finally inaugurated after two months of intense speculation about the acceptability of his cabinet and legitimacy of the election result. It makes sense, therefore, to summarize some of the key tussles that the executive encountered in what appeared to be an unprecedentedly complicated transition. At the very …

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Capturing the Pulse of Harvard-Yale

Freshman perspectives. Harvard-Yale weekend: The scores of the last 9 years, the confidence that rocks Harvard, and the passion with which we support our team; within just months of being here, freshman have been swept up in the whirlwind that has led up to the weekend that is November 18th. But for a significant portion of current Harvard freshman, they could just as easily have been the ones on the bus or train, coming here for the first time. The cross-admits: Ranging from those who only applied to two schools, to those seeking admissions success across all the Ivies, and …

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Harvard vs. Yale

A Nutmegger’s perspective. Location, location, location The most obvious comparison to make between Harvard and Yale is their locations. While Harvard is situated along the Charles River in Cambridge, with lots of other colleges nearby, Yale is the centerpiece of…. New Haven. I grew up about half an hour from New Haven, and I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s nothing to call home about. It often smells like swamp when the tide is low and Yale itself is one of the city’s few redeeming qualities. I really only ventured to New Haven for a few reasons—Yale New …

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Dating Apps, Decoded

Some words of wisdom. Two years ago, I decided to get Tinder so that I could write an article about dating apps. You know, for research purposes. I couldn’t imagine actually trying to meet somebody through an app. After all, what would we tell the children if it worked out?! As a matter of fact, though, according to the Pew Research Center, 5% of married American couples met their significant other online, and—if they are honest— that is what they will tell their children. Although 5% does not seem like many people, it is important to note that the use …

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To Get Off, or Get Out?

What to do when he prematurely ejaculates and refuses to put in effort to get you off, too. By HUNTER RICHARDS You really thought you found the one: He is smart, kind of tall, funny, and said he loves giving head. What more could you really ask for? So when you’ve been seeing each other for a while now and he just brought you food all the way to the Quad from the River, it seems like it is all working out. Then it happens. He promises this has never happened before…but by the third time you guys hook up …

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Violins and Valentines

A quick sampler of som e of what the late romantic classical pantheon has to offer on Valentine’s Day. So it’s another early spring season, and with the usual return-to-psets-and-readings antics of a spring semester at Harvard comes the inevitable scramble for classes, summer recommendation letters, and Valentine’s Day plans. For all our readers in established or potentially soon-to-be-established relationships, however, we at the Indy want to remind you of one essential facet of any successful Valentine’s Day: appropriate mood music. Of course, there are the usual selections from the last fifty or so years of the modern pop-music tradition …

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Ex-Phoenix Alumnus on a Mission 

Dr. Tim McCarthy spills beans on club workings as he crusades against assault on campus.  The door to Tim McCarthy 93’s cloistered Quincy office proclaims itself, in rainbow colors, a “safe zone.” Yet, the man himself had long been a participant, a proponent, and a living emblem, in fact, of spaces that were anything but safe. And on a sunny September morning last Thursday, he had his personal reckoning: twenty-five years after graduation, McCarthy renounced his membership from the Phoenix S.K. Club in a widely publicized address delivered at Memorial Church. McCarthy was riven by the contradictions that had come …

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On to the 6th?

Harvard Football Hopes to Continue Win Streak. Boy, were the preseason polls at the 2014 Ivy League Football Media Day wrong. I’m sure that all nine of the people who voted Princeton first are slowly sinking into their seats. Harvard, just one point behind the Tigers, was polled second in the Ivy League despite sharing the 2013 Ivy League Championship. Alas, Harvard football made it quite clear that they do not come second to anyone. The evidence? Five consecutive wins over old foes and new enemies, including Georgetown. The closest margin so far has been the 22-14 win over Brown …

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