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Leon K. Yang

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National Recovery Week
City Politics

Cambridge Recognizes National Recovery Month with Trainings, Events

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and strives to educate people about substance abuse and recovery.

Scooting into City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Ponders Electric Scooter Program After Unexpected Summer 'Flock’ of LimeBikes and Birds

A sudden inundation of electric ride-sharing scooters so startled the City of Cambridge this summer that officials took legal action to halt their spread. Now, the city is pondering piloting an electric scooter program.

Middle East
Square Business

Middle East Nightclub Co-Owner Steps Down Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A co-owner of Central Square's Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub has resigned following a series of sexual misconduct allegations that the venue's owners say are false.

Marijuana Zoning
Cambridge City Council

With Marijuana Zoning Petition, Cambridge Blazes Closer to Seeing Its First Pot Shops

The Cambridge Planning Board heard a recreational marijuana dispensaries zoning petition from the City Council at a public hearing in late August.

Quentin Palfrey
City Politics

Political Newcomers, Harvard Affiliates See Victories in Massachusetts Primaries

In a primary upset in Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District, Ayanna S. Pressley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Michael E. Capuano.

HY Regatta
Men's Crew

BRIEF: Yale Dominates in 153rd Regatta

Yale heavyweight crew followed up its national championship with a victory in the annual Harvard-Yale Regatta, held on the Thames River in New London, Conn.

Eight Guys, One Boat
Men's Crew

A Formidable Crew: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

Harvard men's lightweight crew remained undefeated for most of the dual season but recently finished fourth at Eastern Sprints. Can the team rebound ahead of the national championships?

The Charles Boys
Men's Crew

Boyce's Crew: Coach of the Year

When Coach Billy Boyce took the helm of the men's lightweight crew team, he said he was looking forward to "building a championship-caliber team." Two year's later he has.

Dahled Up
Women's Swimming

Quick Off the Block: Female Breakout Athlete of the Year

Breaking the Blodgett Pool record in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Miki Dahlke was named the High Point Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships.

MCZ Mounted heads

21 Million Specimens: Behind Harvard’s Underground Animal Collections

Centuries old, the Museum of Comparative Zoology collections have accumulated diverse specimens from research expeditions, hunters, zoos, and even the voyage of Captain Cook.

Golden Girls
Women's Crew

Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Earns First at Eastern Sprints

In an athletic display of prowess that can only be analogized to the dynasties of the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s and the New England Patriots of the 21st century, the No. 17 ranked Black and White captured the Eastern Sprints Championship for the fourth year in a row.

On the Road, On the Water
Men's Crew

Crew Competes in Medley of Races, Wins Haines Cup

Recently reaching the top echelon of the rankings, the No. 1 ranked men's lightweight crew did what it has continued to do the whole season, edging out Navy by a second this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.

Record Breaker Deuel
Men's Crew

Rookie Rower Deuel Breaks the Lightweight Erg Half Marathon World Record

Drake Deuel broke the lightweight world record in the half-marathon on the erg, a 13.1 mile, or 21,097 meter, feat of fitness that bested the previous time by almost an entire minute.

Chopping It Up
Men's Crew

Top-10 Ranked Women's and Men's Crews Secure Multiple Wins

The No. 2 men's lightweight crew erupted off the starting line and never looked back, finishing eight seconds ahead of the Big Green and nine seconds ahead of the Engineers in a time of 5:45.126.

Men's Crew

All Four Crew Teams in Action, Highlighted by Big Wins for Men's Lightweight

In a busy slate filled with competitive racing for all four of Harvard’s crews, the lightweight squad made an especially bold statement to begin its season. In temperatures bordering on nippy, the No. 4 ranked lightweight crew faced four ranked opponents over the weekend, overcoming all of them.