Photo Essay

Embalmed Rats
Around Town

Lessons in Rat Embalming

At a Harvard Natural History Museum workshop, SSL learns how to embalm a rat.

Feast of Saint Cosmas and Damian
Photo Essay

In Photos: The Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Every year, the residents of East Cambridge gather at the intersection of Porter and Warren streets to celebrate the Feast of Saint Cosmas and Damian, a festival brought by Italian immigrants from the town of Gaeta in 1926. The 98th annual celebration took place the weekend of September 8-10, and we sent a team of photographers to cover it.

Evening with Champions: Naumov Leap

In Photos: The 51st Annual An Evening with Champions

An Evening with Champions brings together Harvard alumni and skaters from around the world to raise money for The Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and treatment.

Nicky Youre at Crimson Jam 2023

In Photos: Students Jam at Crimson Jam

The annual Crimson Jam returns in full force to Harvard Yard, featuring student groups and singer Nicky Youre. Crimson Jam brought together the student body, from newly minted freshmen to seasoned seniors, for a night of music and fun.

Lowell Pets: Griff
House Life

In Photos: The Paw-pular Residents of Lowell House

From mischievous kittens to energetic dogs, embark on a journey through Lowell House's diverse pet community. Welcome to the world of cuddles, purrs, and wagging tails, guaranteed to make your day a little brighter!

Western Front Sign on Winthrop Street
Harvard Square

In Photos: Western Front Grand Opening

Cannabis dispensary Western Front celebrated the grand opening of its 98 Winthrop St. location, in partnership with the Harvard Square Business Association, on the evening of July 21.

President Gay Speaks to Group of Ethnic Studies Demonstrators
Central Administration

In Photos: Protesters for Harvard Ethnic Studies Department Disrupt President Gay’s Ice Cream Social

Demonstrators rallying in support of creating an ethnic studies department at Harvard disrupted an ice cream social in Harvard Yard hosted Tuesday afternoon by University President Claudine Gay.

2023 Commencement Procession
Photo Essay

In Photos: Harvard’s 372nd Commencement Exercises

Commencement returned to Harvard this week as the University celebrated the Class of 2023.

First Gen Affinity Celebration
Photo Essay

In Photos: Affinity Celebrations for the Class of 2023

Harvard graduates from historically marginalized groups attended affinity celebrations on Monday and Tuesday, prior to Thursday Commencement exercises. At the ceremonies, students received a stole or commemorative gift created for their affinity group.

Zone 3 Walls on Western
Visual Arts

In Photos: Art Springs to Life on Allston's Western Ave.

Promoted by Harvard, Zone 3 Western Avenue is an arts project for Allston’s Western Ave. that seeks to bring public art, creative events, and shops to the area.

14 Plympton Street: 1915 and Today
The Harvard Crimson

In Photos: 150 Years of The Harvard Crimson

From typewriters and typesetting to laptops and InDesign, a lot has changed since the founding of the oldest continuously published college daily in the nation. In this photo essay, Crimson Multimedia Staff recreate archival photos from the paper’s past.

Eleganza 2023 Performance

In Photos: Eleganza 2023

Eleganza returned to a sold-out crowd at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Saturday for its “Rebirth” show. The annual fashion and dance performance was started in 1994 by Harvard’s Black C.A.S.T. with an aim to “redefine beauty and aesthetic style on campus.”

playground 7
Around Town

The Universal Design Playground — A Space for Children of All Abilities to Play

With its grand opening in December 2021, the playground is the first in Cambridge to fully incorporate Universal Design — the concept that an entire play structure should be accessible for all.

Loomis-Michael Observatory Cover

In Photos: STAHR-Gazing at the Loomis-Michael Observatory

The Crimson Multimedia staff visit the Loomis-Michael Observatory on the 10th floor of the Science Center to take in the space and gaze at the stars.

Yardfest: Sign in Front of Memorial Church
Student Life

In Photos: Yardfest 2023

Students flocked to Tercentenary Theatre on Sunday afternoon to watch performances from student groups, Coco & Breezy, and headliner Jeremih at Yardfest, the College’s annual spring concert for undergraduates.