A Truly Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

by Tushar Dwivedi   This morning, Harvard hosted a ceremony for new members of congress, allowing a limited number of Harvard students access to the nation’s leading politicians and business leaders. In a different venue, and seemingly a different world, Travis Scott (aka La Flame), an industry leader in his own right, made his presence known at the Science Center. Studying at Harvard is billed as a once in a lifetime opportunity, not only because of the education and career opportunities, but because of the access to another world of successful politicians, artists, thinkers, and altogether celebrities.   Growing up, …

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Getting In

By SAMBUDDHA CHATTOPADHYAY   When I was twelve, I saw a little Asian girl in a pink dress play Meditation from Massenet’s Thais. It was the most beautiful thing. As the melody rose and fell like the crests and troughs of an ocean wave, I felt mesmerized. After the music stopped, a hush fell over the crowd that had gathered around the screen. Suddenly, an imperial voice, a voice full of authority, sounded out of the crowd. “Well, that sounded nice. But it felt fake. She played the right notes in the right places, but there’s clearly no passion there. …

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Leaning Away From ‘Lean-In’

BY ADITYA AGRAWAL A feminist’s musings. Recently, a Facebook event regarding a debate on the future of feminism between pro and anti Lean-In feminists trapped my particular attention. The cautious feminist that I am, this post precipitated in me an avalanche of self-introspection and much to my own surprise, my thoughts came in bearing heavily on the side of the Lean-In–resistant strain of feminism. To me, the Lean-In approach seemed to fail at achieving the fundamental goals of the feminist movement. For the uninformed, the “Lean-In” concept credits its origin to the book “Lean-In: Women, Work, and the Will to …

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