Christopher B. Lacaria

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In 2010, one would have thought that the old prejudices against Catholics would have disappeared at Harvard; it is unfortunate and sad to know that they still persist at The Crimson.

Education Without Substance and Without a Soul

“If you don’t pursue what you think will be most meaningful, you will regret it,” President Drew Gilpin Faust warned

That Nameless Virtue

In a little more than a month, Harvard will graduate yet another class of seniors and commend them to prestigious

The Politics of Condoms

“The Pope may be right,” suggested Dr. Edward C. Green to The Harvard Crimson, “The marketing and distribution of condoms

Obama and the Fightin’ Irish

This May, Barack Obama will deliver his first commencement address as president. He will not journey to West Point, as

In Vino Veritas

Walk into a typical dorm-room party on a weekend night and you will observe the remnants of our civilization, smashed

The Monopoly of Offense

Harvard College prides itself on a diverse student body, a restless social conscience and concern for the less fortunate, and,

Dissent: Unfounded Criticism

It is shameful that Bishop Richard Williamson’s historical errors have become the excuse for others to distort the historical record,

Rule of the Wise

The aspiring bureaucrats, think-tankers, and state legislators that spend their extracurricular hours at wonkish policy discussions and study groups at

Full of Sound and Fury

Apparently, for the English Department—which recently shortened its official name from “English and American Literature and Language”—one innovation is not

Another Great Awakening

No wonder that in America, officially agnostic to the competing theological claims of various sects, citizens should treat the civil

It’s Not Easy Being Green

10,000-odd Harvard students and other Cantabrigians flooded the Yard last Wednesday—all the while waiting in two-hour queues for free T-shirts

Et Tu, Brute?

A wise friend once explained to me that there are two types of people in this world: those who know

The Elephant in the Room

“You’ve never been to Tenebrae, I suppose?” Cordelia asked Charles Ryder in Evelyn Waugh’s novel. “Well, if you had you’d

Point/Counterpoint: Et In Our Stadia Ego

Point: Tempus fugit, memento mori April is the cruellest month, breeding the first signs of summer out of the dead