Around Town

Service Starts with Summer

Feder was one of the 75 students in the Class of 2023 to participate in the new Service Starts with Summer Program, affectionately referred to as 3SP by its organizers. Administered by the Phillips Brooks House Association, the program gives each participant a $1,500 stipend for completing 100 hours of work on a self-directed service project in their hometown.

A Thirty Meter Impact

Five-thousand miles away, a video call beams from the Big Island of Hawaii into Boylston Hall. Tonight, a panel of Hawaiian academics is directing the audience’s attention toward a conversation that has captured the hearts of the people — the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Tucker G. Brown

Regarding the popularity of the event, Tucker G. Brown, Knead Doughnut's representative at the event, noted "There was a line outside before we opened, and then there was not one break in between."

Pop-up Doughnut Shop

Knead Doughnuts of Providence, RI hosted a doughnut pop-up shop in Cambridge last Saturday, selling a variety of flavors including Vanilla Glazed, Sour Cream Old Fashioned, and Pumpkin Spice.

Striking a Spooky Chord

While the Society’s students are often found on the organ bench practicing or performing, their Harvard peers don’t usually frequent the audience on the ground floor. However, once a year, the annual Halloween recital draws an eclectic crowd of costumed students.

Reimagining an Epstein-Free MIT

On Friday, Oct. 18, Media Lab students and staff hosted an event at the Lab called “Reimagine This Place” in response to the recent revelations. Members of the MIT community were invited to make posters that represented their vision for MIT’s future — and the world’s future.

Ronan Farrow Is the Real Deal

Farrow's new book paints the picture of a system of intimidation operated by powerful men in order to silence their accusers — one full of spies, lies, and shadowy contracts.

A Ghostly Tour of Harvard Square

The tour doesn’t guarantee spiritual encounters, though it does promise to “entertain and perhaps freak you out.” And so, on a chilly Thursday night, I went to see if it would make me into a believer.

So a Witch, a Voodoo Master, and a Warlock Walk Into a Market...

We’re stuck behind a cluster of middle-aged women clad in black tulle and felt witch hats. It’s early on a Friday evening in Salem, Mass., and after unsuccessfully trying to locate the Psychic Fair and Witch’s Market, which we traveled 26.2 miles to visit, we decide it’s a safe bet to follow the gaggle of witches.

And the Band Plays On

The street bands gathered in this rainy, Somerville square have come from around the country — and world — for the Honk! Festival, a three-day event held each Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend for activist street bands to parade, party, and play in support of their respective, broadly leftist causes.

When Fandom Becomes Family

The sincerity with which the Leakycon attendees treat panels and merchandise stores alike reveals an enduring relationship to Harry Potter: a conception of the Potterdom as an evolving universe with abiding relevance to modern life.

"Queenie" and "Newt Scamander" at LeakyCon

Dank G. Marletto and Jay McDougall, cosplaying as Queenie Goldstein and Newt Scamander, have attended numerous LeakyCon over the past few years, Marletto noting "Harry Potter is home. It's where I found that I just belong".

Character Panel at LeakyCon

Stanislav Yanevski ("Victor Krum"), Dan Fogler ("Jacob Kowalski"), Luke Youngblood ("Lee Jordan"), Louis Cordite ("Blaise Zabini"), and Chris Rankin ("Percy Weasley") sit on a panel reminiscing fondly about behind the scenes shenangians of the Harry Potter film series.

Wandmaker at LeakyCon

Lisa B. Laslo and her husband Greg E. Laslo opened the Hungarian Wand Shop after he carved a wand for his nephew. Their endeavour has taken them around the world selling hand-carved wands, currently attending their 9th LeakyCon.

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