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Going Home Again

The final project for my fall semester writing course freshman year was an autobiographical narrative in the style of Faulkner’s The Sound and…
5.1.04

The Prankster’s Secret

Thayer. 2 a.m. Six freshmen, clad in muted grays, stocking-caps, and ski-masks, review, for the umpteenth time, their plot. Lock-pick kit?…
3.1.04

Extracurricular Communities

I think it came to me on a bleak November day, in the middle of an equally bleak economics lecture, as I perched high in the lofty wood…
1.1.04

No Answers for O-

The day before I arrived in Kosovo, authorities in Pristina changed the name of the capital city’s thoroughfare from Vladimir Lenin Street to…
11.1.03

Unbelievably Good

What’s up with Ryan Fitzpatrick? Might this soft-spoken junior from Arizona be the most talented quarterback to play football for Harvard since…
11.1.03

Debunking the Double

On the third day of my eight-week stint as a summer-school proctor, the mother of one of my charges reminded me of the difficulties that can…
9.1.03

What Crimson Means to Me

My first Harvard memory is deciding not to go here. I had never really considered attending, but my high-school principal, a big Harvard…
7.1.03

Accidental Academics

(Please note that I should not be writing this column: I have a thesis chapter due on Thursday and pages to go before I sleep…) Harvard…
3.1.03

A-courting They Shall Go

A month before our plans of study came due last May, many of my fellow first-years became frantic. Having to choose our concentrations when we…
1.1.03

Crimson, White, and Blue

On a campus steeped in lore and history, perhaps no history is more visibly honored than that of Harvard’s warriors. Since the earliest days of…
11.1.02

Love Nesting 101

For the first two years of my college career, I was single. Though I dated a bit, I found the romantic waters of Harvard Yard extremely cold…
7.1.02

Bear Market

In recent years, the annual fall career forum at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center has been one of the most conspicuous displays of the many…
5.1.02

A Woman's Studies

I can’t explain what I study at Harvard. I am a women’s-studies concentrator. After a two-year stint of floating through five large academic…
3.1.02

Back in the Game

In the fall of my freshman year, I arrived in Cambridge with a lot of baggage. The family station wagon was nearly bursting with my hastily…
1.1.02