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Charles J. Wells

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Taking on Loneliness, One Pancake at a Time

The batter was sizzling, and I had no idea where to find a spatula. I didn’t want her to think that my quickly burning appetizers, Korean pancakes filled with spicy pickled cabbage, were teetering on the edge of disaster.

Commencement 2010

Freedom to Float

Floating hurts, but I believe being plopped into murky water could benefit more than a few Harvard undergrads.

Commencement 2010

Wedding: Lindsey M. Parker ’10 and Stephanie J. Brinton ’10

Lindsey M. Parker ’10 likes views of bright city lights. Early in his career at the College, he and then-girlfriend Stephanie J. Brinton ’10 spent nights together running his favorite city trail through the streets of Cambridge, along the Charles, and then onto a spot just beyond the B.U. Bridge, where the bright view of Boston arose before the jogging couple.

A Guide to ‘Top-Down’ Dating

As a Harvard student, there’s a 69 percent chance you were your high school’s valedictorian. But there’s also a 90

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BALLin! FlyBy's Formal Reviews Pt. I

FlyBy donned our Sunday best every day last week while heading to each house's spring formal. Our guide to the

Bystander: Climbing the Housing Ladder

It was nearing 2 a.m. last night and Lamont Café, the social headquarters of the freshman class, was abuzz with

True Tales of a Sinister Hipster

Winthrop junior Robert F. Piper’s alarm clock buzzes at 9:52 every morning. After the first or second chime, he slams

Students Plan House Renewals in GSD Studio Course

If the College’s $1 billion House renovation project were left to a group of students at the Graduate School of

Pfoho House Masters To Leave

Pforzheimer House Masters Sue and James J. McCarthy announced early yesterday morning that this year will be their last as

New Tailgate Rules May Mean Lower Turnout

Harvard has changed The Game—again. House Committees are bracing themselves for lackluster turnout following significant changes to this year’s Harvard-Yale

A Harvard Extension

It was the epitome of the “Harvard moment.” A bright-eyed freshman hoping to soak in the University’s splendor trekked north

College Explores Housing Options

A group of Harvard students and administrators charged with planning the College’s billion-dollar House renewal project hit the road late

Harvard Dean Stresses Free Speech After Vandalism of Right to Life Posters

An e-mail urging Harvard students to maintain “free expression” on campus hit students’ inboxes earlier this week—but with no indication

The Beauty of Bilingual English

It’s an inconvenient fact of nature that Harvard’s most celebrated weekends inevitably tend to fall on the eve of midterms.

Students To Test New Webmail

All Harvard undergraduates will receive new e-mail addresses “early next semester” as the College attempts to phase out its