Work of the Week

Worlds Teresa Rokos (2015) Acrylic and sharpie on canvas These three paintings are a series I did in my senior year of high school for my AP studio art portfolio. The idea was to represent the same thing in two different ways simultaneously, as it is seen or used or presented in different worlds. I hoped the contrast would highlight either the beauty or ugliness of the various forms, and I often used a modified self-portrait to represent the “first world” I knew so well. The first painting depicts facial markings. While visually similar, one set of markings is part …

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Carmen Americanum

By C. Ghost   I feel your absence as if it were present Physically present, an incubus, an emanation A carbuncle of ice that chills me Hexes me into the doped inertia of unfeeling.   Now that I think of it, the ice must have Always been there, even when your warmth was present Not even your body holding mine at night Ever made it sublime into the thin air of winter   For even in your presence I could already feel your absence I could see the invisible future, your untimely evaporation Your warmth dissipated and the carbuncle still …

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Symptoms of a Broken Mirror

A short story By ALAYA AYALA The cold tore through Her jacket like some beast, biting at Her skin, wrapping itself around Her, making it hard for Her to breathe. She barely noticed. She was freezing on the outside, Her leather jacket and thin leggings not doing much to prevent the onslaught of the bitter wind, but it didn’t matter. On the inside, She was incandescent, She was blazing. Had it been weeks? Months? Since that last outing, since She had last allowed Herself to let go of the reins that She always clutched in a vicelike grip? She couldn’t …

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Consider This

March For Our Lives & Harvard Progressives BY MALCOLM REID   Recently, progressives around the country participated in the March For Our Lives. Soon, Harvard students will have a sit-in for gun control. And yet, children, students, and innocent Americans will still be endangered en masse. But only if we stay on this course. Why is that? There are many arguments on what policies will and won’t work, but the most important ones will continue to fall on deaf ears. It’s just a matter of approach.   That “NRA thing” is how Cameron of MSD referred to Dana Loesch’s event …

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Harvard Extension School

A Student’s Perspective By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   As a Teaching Assistant for Math23a, a mathematics class intended for first or second year Harvard students interested in proofs, it was initially slightly disconcerting, and admittedly intimidating, to have a 30-year old ask questions — rapid fire. Having split their time between adult family life, professional work experience, as well as classes taken at Harvard (such as math23), such a Harvard Extension School student must balance a challenging schedule. Similar to Columbia’s School of General Studies, the Extension school is offered to those adults seeking a non-traditional educational experience post-undergrad. The misconceptions …

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Rowing Reflection

Harvard Women’s Crew Approaches Senior Race. By CAROLINE CRONIN The Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew team is led by a number of seniors who have spent a significant portion of their Harvard years on the Charles. This weekend, the team will compete in their final home race on that very river. To celebrate this occasion, and to reflect on the enormity that this athletic investment truly has been, the Indy sat down with Heidi Nocka ’18. Nocka is a senior studying Human Evolutionary Biology and lives in Winthrop.   CC: What about crew is most memorable to you? HN: The most memorable …

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Victorious Against the Quinnipiac Bobcats

Harvard Women’s Tennis moves on to Ivy conference match at Dartmouth. By JASPER FU On a chilly Cambridge Sunday, the Quinnipiac Bobcats faced off against the Harvard Crimson inside Harvard’s Murr Center Tennis courts. Indoors, away from the biting wind of a Boston spring, Harvard’s women’s tennis team declared a resounding victory on Sunday. Coming back from a 4 – 7 deficit since its twin losses on February 24th and 25th to Boston College and Syracuse University, respectively, the Crimson’s women’s tennis has been on a seemingly unstoppable roll, claiming its fourth victory in five games against the Bobcats. With …

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Brain Peace

A Poem By ABIGAIL KOERNER   Brain peace when I got what I wanted And had what had to be had and Done and did. Brain peace because Each step should be a leap and Each hill a mountain when I’m climbing up! “Take me away,” I’d ask But there is nothing to take In the deep, dark hole of a woman Where I sat and hugged my knees to my chest. Trapped in a bubble that I blew myself after Chewing and smacking that same piece of gum for hours… Until it finally popped. Then, I was just sitting. …

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10 Blocking Group Stereotypes You’ve Probably Encountered This Spring

New Freshman Class, Same Old Stereotypes By JAYCEE YEGHER and ALAYA AYALA With the beginning of Spring Term came Blocking Fever™. Everywhere you looked there were frantic freshmen trying to figure out who they would be living with for the rest of their Harvard lives. The stress of it all was overwhelming, but there was hope for all of us. We all went through a blocking group or five over the course of the second semester, but settled down somewhere tolerable at least. Perhaps you landed your dream blocking group, or maybe you or a loved one ended up like …

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