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Isabella B. Cho

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Bad Love: Decoding Criminality in Anime

So what about being criminal is enigmatic? Why, in other words, are we drawn to characters who do bad things?

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‘It’s a Limbo’: Grad Students, Frustrated by Harvard’s Response to Bullying Complaint, Petition for Reform

Emmeline and other graduate students familiar with her circumstances say her case is representative of many graduate students’ attempts to seek recourse for bullying, harassment, discrimination, and worse through the University’s internal channels.

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This Good Season

My foray into poetry began with intuitive things. Animals and seasons, flowers and roads. Things I could touch and observe.

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Levi Ackerman, Itachi Uchiha, and the Formation of the Perfect Man

There is something at once disappointing and liberating about the fact that their desires for a particular character, fervent as they are, will not spill over into the real world.

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Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Mulls Shopping Week, Graduate Student Strike at Monday Meeting

Harvard Graduate Council members mulled the potential impacts of reinstating shopping week and as well as an imminent three-day strike by the University’s graduate student union during a public meeting Monday.

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Men's Crew

Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years

Harvard affiliates, tourists, and volunteers convened at the Charles River this past weekend to attend the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the world’s largest rowing events.


In ‘Squid Game,’ Violence Is the Point

Yes, “Squid Game” is a jarring indictment of capitalism and mercantilism, of the dual politics of despair and power. However, the absurdist drama of “Squid Game” probes a much deeper and more universal evil — the logic of exclusion.

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Ed School

Students in HGSE’s New Virtual Part-Time Master’s Program Call on School to ‘Close the Quality Gap’

Barred from attending in-person classes as a condition of enrollment, students in a new virtual part-time Master’s program launched by the Graduate School of Education are advocating for improved online programming and turning to cross-registration at other schools.

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Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Fellow, Journalist Maria Ressa Wins Nobel Peace Prize for ‘Fight for Freedom of Expression’

Harvard Kennedy School fellow and journalist Maria A. Ressa received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for her work advancing freedom of the press and combating misinformation in the Philippines.

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City Politics

City Council Candidates Propose Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Residents at Virtual Forum

Cambridge City Council candidates discussed strategies for federal funding allocation, employment opportunities, and city-wide safety in a virtual forum Thursday evening.

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Food and Drink

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

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Harvard Native American Program Director Picked to Chair National Endowment for the Humanities

President Joe Biden nominated Harvard University Native American Program Executive Director Shelly C. Lowe to serve as the 12th chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Ushers in 7 New Chairs in Monday Vote

The Harvard Graduate Council held a vote for seven chair positions Tuesday evening, finalizing its slate of executive leadership for the 2021-22 academic year.


‘Is That What We Think It Is?’: Rodents Infest Cambridge, Harvard Square

A rising rat population in Harvard Square is pestering students and city officials alike, as Cambridge tries to address the influx of unwelcome rodentia.

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Medical Leaders, Professionals Discuss Racial Disparities in Health Care at Virtual HSPH Forum

Medical leaders and professionals mulled strategies to counter racial disparities in health care in a Tuesday virtual forum hosted by the School of Public Health.