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Inside Weeks Bridge

Weeks Bridge exists as a reminder to take a deeper look at what we’ve written off as commonplace or mundane. Every building, street, and landmark on campus holds a secret, and it’s up to us to uncover them.

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Are Lectures Obsolete?

Over the course of this semester, this column will examine crucial challenges with higher education and propose recommendations for improvement. This first piece takes aim at low-hanging fruit — something that has been around for at least a millennium: the lecture model.

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Have Some Fun, Hon

So what’s this first piece all about? What’s column number one? People at this school, it seems, Feel guilty having fun.

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Announcing The Crimson Editorial Board’s Spring 2023 Columnists

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce its columnists for the upcoming Spring semester.

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Duty and Dependence

There is still room in the Jewish prayer service to ask God for whatever we personally need. Nevertheless, the prevailing mantra in our minds must be that we are inextricably linked to all of our fellows, and that we must organize our days around realizing how much they give to us, and how much we are indebted to them.

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Five Theses on the Humanities Crisis

There are a million articles on the death of the humanities with a million different opinions as to why the decline is occurring, leaving the scholarship surrounding the issue fairly disjointed and multi-layered. So, I decided to write five theses instead of one overarching argument, Martin Luther style.

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Why Discourse at Harvard is Important

Improving discourse at Harvard is necessary both for our own intellectual growth and for our contribution to society. It is a cause that we should pursue not only in our own self-interest, but also for the sake of others.

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So Help Me God: Torcaso v. Watkins

In seven states, atheists are constitutionally barred from holding public office.

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Breaking out of Digital Sameness

In this new social world, individuals choose social communities that understand them and are no longer limited by a local community consensus.

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The Case for Conservative Faculty

Broadening political representation in Harvard’s faculty is no easy feat, but as students who desire a robust education, we should not settle for homogeneity in our classrooms. Diversity in all its forms was never meant to be easy, but that does not mean we shouldn’t try.

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A Love Letter to Bad Art (from a Humanities Major)

And the next time someone asks you what you’ve been reading lately, don't scramble for the last Booker-nominated title that the scholar in you hobbled through. Instead, let the human in you answer — and don’t forget to hold your head up high as you do.

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The ‘Privileged Poor’ at Harvard

The tale we tell about low-income students at Harvard is simple and affecting. It’s also mostly inaccurate.

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Does Harvard Need More Men?

Even though the educational gender gap may not extend to Harvard yet, more people need to be thinking like Justice Kagan and asking about the future of men in higher education.

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The Edge of Dawn

And so dawn comes, and the days pass. And in their light, I want to choose to look ahead and to see my own smile on my own face. It’s a smile that says, “Through the good and the bad, I’ll always be there for myself, whoever I was, am, and will be.”

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Realizing Our Own Ignorance

Self-recognition of our own ignorance should not lead to hopelessness regarding our own education. It must be an imperative towards an endless quest for knowledge.

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