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Elida Kocharian

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Cherry Pits
Endpaper

Cherry Pits

The window curtains flutter—apricot-colored like the scent on the breeze—and a few leaves fly in. We’re six floors up; there’s no elevator. My great-grandmother hasn’t left this room in seven years.

Amanda Gorman (front)
Student Life

American Lyricist

Amanda S. C. Gorman '20 is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and a self-described future candidate for the U.S. presidency.

Spoon
Levity

Roommate Horror Stories

“Are you aware that your roommate swims?”

Detroit
Conversations

Small Towns, Big Ideas: Jamie Piltch and The Citizen's Story

For every person I interview or feature on my blog, if they think about citizenship just a little bit more, then I think I’ve done something good; I’ve helped people feel more connected in some way.

Radcliffe Yard
Politics

The Harvard Men's League for Women's Suffrage

Olmsted and his peers were following the lead of Radcliffe women down the street. Maud Wood Park, a Radcliffe alum, had founded the College Equal Suffrage League—a club that became a nationwide organization—at the women’s college a decade earlier.

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