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Jete Propelled

Heather Watts says that she prepared for teaching her Harvard course, “George Balanchine: Ballet Master,” the same way she used to…
5.1.07

Sexy Struts

Start with a stance that points the heel of one foot toward the middle of the other. Stand up tall, your back slightly arched. Stride forward…
5.1.07

Culture(less) Club

During the year and a half I have spent as a student at Harvard, I’ve been befuddled by tRNA in a Life Sciences 1a lecture, experienced…
5.1.07

The War at Home

Almost every week last year I received an e-mail with the subject line “Iraq Update.” With each message, the number following that…
3.1.07

A Crutch or an Anchor?

Stumbling along Mount Auburn Street on my way to my Social Studies 10 lecture, I barely manage to juggle Wealth of Nations, this…
1.1.07

Open for Business

Before telegrams became scarce, the Japanese artist On Kawara would send them with the message I AM STILL ALIVE. Normally he would sign them…
11.1.06

Footfalls...and Failures

As the summer months trickle through my sweaty fingers, September looms, bringing with it the first of my Lasts. For the last time, I will…
9.1.06

Zen, and Other Journeys

 Recently, my mom was putting books onto a new bookshelf when a red one fell to the floor. “What is this?” she asked, in a…
7.1.06

The Busy-ness School

“Is there no one in this House who plays basketball?” the e-mail reads. I feel a twinge of guilt. I signed up to play intramural…
5.1.06

Fashion Forward

Drawings by Lewis Albert The spotlights are on and the music is pounding. I am sitting close to the edge of a stage in the darkened Bright…
3.1.06

The (Other) Crew Captain

Knock on the door. Wait. Insert key, turn. Open slightly. “Dorm Crew." No one is home. This is a relief, as always. I locate the…
1.1.06

Reality 101

I wore the wrong shoes to my first day of work this summer. I don’t know what inspired me to choose the pointy black pair with elastic…
11.1.05

The Long Goodbye

On a rainy summer’s night in New York City, a month after graduation, a group of my college friends meet for dinner…
9.1.05

An American in Paris

More students are venturing abroad, for term or summer study or other experiences, with the College’s encouragement. The first of two…
7.1.05

Working it Out

The senior-year job hunt began as many do: with the purchasing of a suit at the end of the summer. Mine was a black, pinstripe ensemble that my…
5.1.05