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Destructive Social Networking

I used to love introducing myself and having conversations with new people. But after my first couple of weeks at Harvard, I quickly learned that no one cared.

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In Defense of Work Expectations

Our donors have already paid for the entirety of a Harvard College education — let’s do our part to meet them halfway, not ask them for spring break tickets too.

L'eau de Lamont
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Finding Work-Life Balance at Harvard

At Harvard, especially because the vast majority of students live in on-campus housing, it’s nearly impossible to feel like you’re going home at the end of the day.

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Making the Most of Harvard

We all struggle with our academic and career choices at Harvard, but the need to get a good job after graduation should not dominate our time in college.

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Escaping the Cultural Funnel

Harvard may not be perfect, and sexism is ever-lurking, but the community here validates that I am an individual with the agency to choose my own path.

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Talking About Religion

If we are teaching leadership, should we not teach empathy just as much as economics, or conversation and listening just as much as test-taking?

John Harvard Statue in the Snow
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In Defense of the Truth

It is our responsibility, as Harvard students, professors, and administrators, to defend the truth, without equivocating between facts and fiction.

Transcript Project Presentation
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Boycott the Transcript Project

In the creation of the Transcript Project, the administrators have indeed proven that everything at Harvard is a competition between your classmates and necessitates academic pressure.

Dean Khurana at Freshman Convocation
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Transactions and Transformations

As I realize now, I have been “transformed,” but only as much as I let myself. Although that is certainly a start, it is not quite enough.

Fly Club
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Learned Behavior

Partying at 1 a.m. at the Fly may seem outside Harvard’s educational purview — but it is certainly giving lessons in something.

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Do My Communities Want Me?

People in my own ethnic communities have asked me to prove my identity multiple times here at Harvard. That was the one thing that white people never asked me to do.

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Fixing Harvard's Low-Cost Fallacy

The number one thing Harvard could do for low-income students is eliminate the College’s regressive work expectation.

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Students for Fair Admissions and Harvard Both Got It Wrong

Let us oppose discrimination and lift each other up at the same time.

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A Room Full of Mirrors: Harvard Without Affirmative Action

Without diversity, Harvard is, and many colleges would be, a room full of mirrors.

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Recovering American Exceptionalism

Especially in the Trump era, it seems well worth our time to reexamine the mythos of fireworks and declarations, if only to ensure our own good intentions.

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