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Harvard’s Kavanaughs

And as long as we remain unwilling to change, our institutions will never create true leaders. Instead, we will continue producing men like Brett Kavanaugh — those who, instead of changing for the better, act to further the worst.

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Counseling. How.

If you need help, go get it. Far too many of us have dealt with mental illness or know a friend who suffers from it to stay quiet.

In the Hunt?
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Time for Ivy League to Consider Playoff Football?

The conference’s reluctance to add its own playoff or to allow its teams to compete for an FCS championship seems to stem mostly from tradition. However, that tradition has not been part and parcel of the league for its entire existence.

Matthews Hall
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Not Quite a Home Away from Home

I don’t want college to be more like my home. That place — a sheltered escape from the outside world —  is my childhood home. And I should not be a child anymore.

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Portrait of An Exclusivity Fallacy

We do scholars and students (indeed our very humanity) a great disservice when we assume and reinforce the notion that inclusion and belonging are primarily questions of sharing surface-level similarities.

The Three Bicyclists
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Make Cambridge Harder to Drive In

In the century following the Model T, Cambridge redesigned itself to be as car-friendly as possible. With a few miles of bike lanes and a handful of Birds, the city has only begun to reverse the catastrophe.

Salma Abdelrahman
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Breaking Silence

The same structures that oppress and subjugate my people had also managed to silence me before I allowed myself to speak.

Lululemon
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What Are You Lifting: Lululemon

Deep thought is a sweat-inducing process, blurring the boundary between mental and physical discipline. Athleisure and sartorial control are attempts to prove intellectual control.

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With Amlo, Mexico is Getting a Lesson in Pragmatism

America’s Democrats should tune in.

Rainbow Pride
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Even Without a Rainbow Pin

For those of us who are not out in all or certain spaces on campus, know that your community is fighting to make this world a more welcoming place, and we’re here to support you regardless of your level of outness.

Yale Fails
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A Characteristically Tumultuous Start to Ancient Eight Football

Yale was ranked first in an Ivy League preseason poll. In the inaugural weekend of play, they lost to an 0-2 Holy Cross team. The loss doesn't really mean anything, but it previews another season of tempestuous Ivy League rankings.

Art for Non-Artists
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Art for Non-Artists

Art for Non-Artists
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On Psychological Rainbows

It’s the brain that turns science into art, and art back into science. Physics and neuroscience explain why art is so compelling: The cells in our brains are literally electrified by certain combinations of color.

Piles of Money
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I’m Scared of Rich People

Some people are scared of snakes. Others quake when faced with heights and twenty-story buildings. But my fear falls along the socioeconomic ladder: I’m scared of rich people.

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My Love Affair With Ibuprofen

It is only through the superficial happiness of antidepressants that I was able to achieve the real happiness that I feel today.

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